Darren Heath Photography Exhibition
Darren Heath is one of, if not the worlds leading Formula 1 photographer and a huge inspiration of mine.
So when he tweeted last year to say that in February 2013 he would be holding an exhibition of his work at a gallery space in central London, I knew I had to go!
Come the day of the exhibition it was a cold and rainy day in London when I arrived, but map in hand I made it to the studio in good time and waited for the friend I was meeting to arrive. When he did we began our viewing of the almost 50 photographs on display.
The work on show was incredible, each one providing a glimpse into Formula 1 history, each telling it’s own story. Some charged with energy, others full of emotion.
Already some of the more recent photo’s have become modern classics, like that of Fernando Alonso’s Korean Grand Prix victory that ended in near darkness. Others provide a window back in time on the late Ayrton Senna, or a pivotal moment in turbulent career of Michael Schumacher.
After looking around the exhibition we were fortunate to be able to spend some time chatting with Darren Heath himself about his work, about photography and about our love of the sport, sharing favourite moments and memories. A really nice guy, I think everyone who chatted with him really appreciated the time he had for us all!