Out on a limb – If this doesn't look like your typical racetrack scene, then that's because it's not...
You bet – The racetrack is transformed into an eerie, retro timewarp, in these intriguing images from Canadian photographer Kourtney Roy.
Flower power – The photographer donned wigs and thrift store costumes, for the shoot at race courses across Paris. "I found that it added a certain ambiguity and uncanniness to the scene when I was partially hidden or when my face was unseen. It seems more ominous," said Roy.
Sinister scene? – The series -- called "Ils Pensent Déjà Que Je Suis Folle" or "They Already Think I'm Crazy" -- was named the winner of a competition exploring gambling, and exhibited at Le Bal photography center in the French capital.
Mysterious muse – "I do love kitsch, there is a lot of beauty to be found in the everyday, in the banal and overlooked," said Roy.
Look closer – "I was often looking for the liminal spaces at the tracks, the in-between places that, although were often seen and passed over, were never really questioned or 'looked' at," she added.
Dark humor – "The photos made me laugh, I thought they were really quirky, and they made me think of the race course as an empty shell," said Nick Attenborough, of Great British Racing.
Just the ticket – There were no racetracks where Roy grew up in "the wilds of northern Ontario." But once she did discover the grandstand, she was hooked: "There is really nothing like spending an afternoon eating fries and drinking beer, while watching the most magnificent creatures in the world run past you at dazzling speeds."