In this day and age with competition at every corner and every facet of life, it’s getting harder and harder to break into what you really want to do in life. This case is even more prevalent with racecar drivers. Sure you can drive a car damn well around a racetrack, but the fact of the matter is that if you don’t stand out, you’re going to be sidelined.
Upon meeting, San Clemente native, and now junior Porsche factory driver, Connor De Phillippi, I got a much different sense. He’s a guy that started from humble beginnings, drives his ass off, worked his way up, and made the right impressions with the right people. On top of that, he’s a down to earth surfer kid with the right attitude and a growing fan base.
Since this shoot, Connor has been shipped off to Germany to participate in the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Championship while driving under the flag of the Roboscan Lukas Motorsport/FÖRCH Racing team.
Client: Porsche Club of America/Panorama Magazine
Project: Connor De Phillippi driver introduction
Role: Principle stills photographer