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A DAY IN THE LIFE Mark Salloway SHOOTING THE WRC RALLY MARK BITES THE DUST FOR HIS ART AND LIVES TO TELL THE TALE... A LOOK AT MY WEBSITE WILL CONFIRM I DON’T JUST SHOOT CARS, I COVER A WIDE RANGE OF GENRES. BUT I HAVE SHOT IN AND AROUND CARS THROUGH MY CAREER. EARLY ON I JOINED A FACILITIES COMPANY SPECIALISING IN THE DESIGN AND BUILD OF ONBOARD CAMERA SYSTEMS FOR F1 AND MOTORCYCLE GP LIVE TV COVERAGE. That involved SD transmission by analogue microwave links installed in a small helicopter which was towed on a trailer all around Europe. Whilst working at the launch of Jaguar Stewart Racing, I met Steffan Hewitt, Polecam’s designer, and saw an opportunity to work with this unique product. I bought one of his first Polecam rigs 17 years ago and it has brought me a career as an owner-op which is still going 62 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016 strong today. I suppose because of that early start a lot of what I’ve done has been around motorsport. Even now I work on F1 launches for Ferrari, Manor Racing and McLaren, plus the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’ve been doing that now for about 8 years - the start line camera. I shoot it now with a Toshiba IKHD- 1H minicam on my Polecam, at the side of the track; it’s all live, fibre back to the OB truck about 1 1/2 km away with footage shown on Large screens, ITV and a live programme on Sky. Because of all this work I do get a lot of car-related bookings via word of mouth, as well as a whole variety of work on other productions. WRC RALLY The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) pits drivers and production-based cars against some of the toughest and most varied conditions on earth. It’s widely regarded as the most challenging motorsport championship anywhere.