The art of the handbrake turn – in pictures

Few artists can say inspiration struck at Sainsbury’s in Beckenham, but the street photographer Nick Turpin has always found the extraordinary in the everyday.

His eye was caught by arcs of burnt tyre rubber on the asphalt. “I love how the marks interact with the official white lines and symbols,” he says. His project Donuts – named for the skill of spinning through 360 degrees in a handbrake turn – can be seen in Smoke and Mirrors: Cars, Photography and Dreams of the Open Road, out this month (Particular Books, £25).


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