In the Frame: Great Racing Photographs by Edward Whitaker
Added: (Fri Sep 26 2008)
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“…a great image can have a life beyond tomorrow’s fish and chip wrappings. That’s why we are proud of this book. That’s why we are proud of Edward Whitaker”
Brough Scott, Foreword, In the Frame
In the Frame: Great Racing Photographs by Edward Whitaker, multi-award winning photographer, is a collection of some of the most evocative and stunning racing photographs ever taken.
Taken from the author’s personal archive, the photographs are themed around the four seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter. They show the full scope of his work, from sporting action at the main events around the globe – Cheltenham, Royal Ascot, Goodwood, Aintree, Belmont, Santa Anita, Churchill Downs, Longchamp and Hong Kong – to candid and intimate portraits of some of the leading lights of racing, from Ginger McCain and Paul Nicholls to AP McCoy and Frankie Dettori. They also show the every day life behind the scenes and the key people who make up the heartbeat of the industry.
Each photograph is complemented with extended captions from the author, explaining when, where and why the photographs were taken. As Edward highlights:
“…in the end it is just you and the camera and trying to create a picture for others to enjoy…”
To celebrate the launch, there will also be an exhibition of 22 limited edition prints of Edward’s favourite photographs at the Osborne Gallery in London's Belgravia from Monday 29th September to Friday 3rd October between 10am and 6pm.
Edward Whitaker has been Racing Photographer of the Year four times and in 2006 was awarded the Sports Journalist Association Award for Specialist Sports Portfolio. He started taking photographs at the age of 12 in 1978, when his picture of Princess Anne getting a ducking in the Badminton Lake was published worldwide!
In the Frame: Great Racing Photographs by Edward Whitaker is published on 22nd September, priced £30 by Highdown, a Racing Post company. It is available from all leading bookshops and also from the shop at www.racingpost.co.uk
For further information or to interview Edward Whitaker please contact Liz Ampairee, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0773 333 1945