Ayrton Senna – Sutton Images commemorates the life of a legend

Ayrton Senna gets his hands on one of Keith Sutton's  camera after winning the 1982 Formula Ford 2000 Championship

Ayrton Senna gets his hands on one of Keith Sutton’s camera after winning the 1982 Formula Ford 2000 Championship

As everyone who is involved in the world of Formula 1 prepares to devote a little time to remembering the great Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna on 1st May, the 20th anniversary of his death at Imola in 1994, Sutton Images is honoured to add its own tribute.

The foundations of the Towcester based photographic agency date back to the time in 1981 when Keith Sutton was befriended by Senna, who was racing in British Formula Ford events. Keith was asked to provide photographs and, later, press material, for distribution on Senna’s behalf in Brazil and around the world.

A handpicked selection of Keith’s photographs, both from that period and from Senna’s career in F1, is on display until 4th May at Proud Galleries in London’s King’s Road www.proudonline.co.uk

Senna by Sutton Book, Towcester, England, 25 April 2014.

Sutton Images has also provided the photographic content for a new limited-edition book, ‘Senna by Sutton,’ which pays tribute to the three-times world champion. The book, which will be launched on 1st May in Imola, is published by www.f1eliteconcept.com and is an unmissable record of the highlights of an unsurpassable career dating from 1981 to 1994.

It is printed on 26.7cms x 31cms photo board containing traditional silver halide photographic paper weighing 240g and with the adhesive sheets used for each side weighing 300g each, each page weighs 840g. The front cover has been designed in full acrylic. Each book will be signed by Keith Sutton with a personalised message and is available from Sutton Images by contacting [email protected]

Senna by Sutton Book, Towcester, England, 25 April 2014. Senna by Sutton Book, Towcester, England, 25 April 2014.

An incomparably wide variety of photographs taken throughout Senna’s racing career can also be accessed on the Sutton Images website, where a link to the dedicated Senna section can be found at www.sutton-images.com/senna.asp

Sutton Images has also been asked to provide the images for an exhibition to be held at this year’s commemorative event being held at Imola for both Roland and Ayrton Senna, organised by www.FormulaPassion.it.

The weekend’s events start on Wednesday 30 April and the exhibition “Ayrton Imola” opens at 3pm on Thursday 1st May at the Costa Museum. Both Keith and Mark Sutton are honoured to have been invited to attend by the events organisers. Further details of the events taking place over the weekend are available at http://www.formulapassion.it/ayrton-senna-tribute/english/

Sutton Images Nikon Studio Shoot, Towcester, England, 13 June 2013.

About Sutton Images

Sutton Images is the world’s largest independent motorsport picture agency with the experience of covering motorsport events worldwide for the past thirty-five years.

The business operates from a state-of-the-art base in the heart of Britain’s motorsport industry near Silverstone. Staffed by fully trained and dedicated personnel, our technologically advanced facilities, including our own in-house servers and bespoke software, provide the platform to process and deliver digital images rapidly around the globe.

With five FIA accredited photographers capturing all the action and key images at every round of the Formula One World Championship, the agency has the edge over their competitors in an environment where speed is of the essence. (Press Release)