The starting line of flying bye photo
I started Flying Bye Photo at the age of twelve simply with an ambition to go racing. I wanted to get seat time in preparation for sports cars, so I pursued kart racing. I used my mom's Sony point and shoot camera, and began taking pictures of cars on track and selling prints to a few close friends. I realized I could do this on a bigger level and purchased a better camera. From there I started marketing my business online and at the track with business cards, and the rest is history.
Being twelve at the time, I was focused on earning the respect of drivers and the local racing community working on building a credible reputation. Seven years later, I feel I have established myself as one of the most creative photographers in the regional area, supporting many customers and friends at the track.
Going back multiple generations.
My love for racing all started with my father, Danny Bradshaw, who grew up at the track just like I have, with his father, or Grandpa John Bradshaw to me. My dad raced laydown road race karts in the late 80's and began racing sports cars in the early 90's driving the same car to this day, his '79 Mazda RX7.
I was born in March of 2000, and visited PIR for the first time at the age of three months as my father drove the Rose Cup Race that same year in June. I don't know anything different then loud engines and sweet smelling race fuel. My dad took me out to nearly every race as a child and for that I’m truly thankful. I sat in every car I could and have a picture for just about every one of them. As I grew a little older, I picked up my moms old camera and would constantly beg someone to walk me through the pits, so I could take pictures of all of my favorite cars. I did it for hours on many race weekends, often taking photos of cars and drivers that I shoot photos of today. Photography was love that started three generations ago, as my Grandpa has boxes full of historic race photos. My dad shot Indy and IMSA races in Portland with his Minolta SLR. Now the passion has passed down to me. Racing and photography is something our family has always done and I'm honored to continue that tradition.
Funding my racing career.
My business has continually funded and supported keeping me on track. Without Flying Bye Photo, I would not be able to have the opportunity to race cars and karts. Working hard for what you want to achieve is what I live by and I’m thankful for all of my friends and supporters who have helped make me who I am today.
My name is Austin Bradshaw and I’m the founder and owner of Flying Bye Photo. My passion for motorsports has been life long, being a third generation racer. I have been providing professional photography services for seven years now and have since expanded to video production, web design, and social media management for amateur and professional teams nationwide.
They say a pictures means a thousand words and I feel this video summarizes my love for motorsports.