Sunday, December 19, 2010


I have had the great pleasure to work with a number of great photographers over the years, but three who became good friends and whose talent I admire include two Englishmen (who relocated to the USA) and an American (who recorded some of the great highlights of racing in Europe). Each of them displayed great talent in composition, but also great opportunism in capturing 'the moment'.

Andrew Yeadon is one of the great car photographers, and has shot many fantastic brochure shots for car companies, and his work also appeared in some of the world's top automotive magazines. Here is a shoot he did for Bentley in the mountains south of Palm Springs.

Derek Gardner is a man who 'worries' a lot about getting the composition right, but this artfully composed shot of a Plymouth outside a Californian mission is a great example of his skill.

Last, but by no means least is Jesse Alexander, an American who went to Europe and snapped some great moments in sports car and grand prix racing between 1954 and 1962, and which are recorded in his book 'Driven'.

This shot of Phil Hill was taken by Jesse at Monza in 1960, which was the last GP win for a front-engined Ferrari.

I'm proud to say I remain good friends with them, and in awe of their talent and professionalism.

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