A wheely distorted photograph's 100th anniversary

lartique1 - A wheely distorted photograph's 100th anniversary

The 100th anniversary of a famous photographer’s work is seriously overlooked….
In 1913 Jacques Henri Lartique (1894-1986) photographed the Automobile Club de France’s Grand Prix at Amiens. One race car in particular speeded past and the effect was such that the rear wheels were distorted, whilst the spectactors on the opposite side leant in the opposite direction:
lartique1913 - A wheely distorted photograph's 100th anniversary
The centenary of the creation of this famous pre-photoshop photograph seems to have been overlooked entirely by the photography community. Nevertheless this is a most interesting picture whose distortion is a simple mix of physics and slow moving shutters. This animation explains it somewhat.
lartique1 - A wheely distorted photograph's 100th anniversary
Here’s an attempt of mine to correct the image. Clearly its not perfect however the perspective looks better despite a somewhat unaturally large wheel!
Lartigue took the picture from an angle close to the ground. This is not cited in references to Lartigue, but it is obvious this angle of view amplified the distortion.
lartique2 - A wheely distorted photograph's 100th anniversary
Here’s a better perspective! From Large Format Photography
The above correction is much better however the pole above the car is still out of kelter as is the wheel on the other side of the race car. Notice how the two adults and child have moved out of sight behind the car.
Some sources claim the photo was taken near Dieppe in 1912, however the event took place in 1913 and the driver of the car in question was René Croquet.

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