SMASHED IT

Last night I had an assignment to photograph stunt driver Ben Collins aka The Stig (or more accurately A Stig as there have been three so far), at the London Film Museum.  Their Bond in Motion exhibition features props from all 23 James Bond films and some very (very) expensive cars, including this Aston Martin DBS which Ben smashed up in Quantum of Solace.  Coincidentally I had a booking earlier today to drive five laps around Brands Hatch in a Porsche 911, so I asked Ben for some advice.  "The brake is your enemy", he told me.  "Brake as late as possible", so I did,which probably explains the look of concern on the face of my instructor in the photo I received at the end.  Perhaps I should have been concerned too but I didn't have any time for that because I was having such a good time.