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Keith Sutton

Keith Sutton started Motorsport photography as a keen amateur after picking up his Father’s Nikon camera at the age of 17 in 1977, attended local racing events and worked to become a full time professional in 1980 as Keith Sutton Motorsport Photography. In 1985, with Keith an accomplished Formula One photographer, he joined forces with his brother Mark to set up an agency called Sutton Photographic. With Keith covering international events and Mark covering national events the company continued to work for many magazines around the world. Mark then joined Keith covering the international events and the company grew, employing 25 staff. 1996 saw the company re-branded as Sutton Motorsport Images and re-locating to larger premises, recognising that even though digital photography may have been in its infancy with all photographs still shot on film, the process of digitally scanning and transmitting shots electronically would shape the industry's future. Today, Sutton Images is long established as the world’s largest independent motorsport picture agency exclusively concentrating on every aspect of motorsport imagery. Their technologically advanced, in-house facilities provide the ability to capture, process and deliver images rapidly to their global customers. An archive of over four million transparencies and black and white negatives, with a searchable online digital archive of nearly one million images, spans the history of motorsport from 1960 through to the present day. Keith Sutton's photographs of Ayrton Senna feature in the 2014 Proud Chelsea Exhibition Senna: Photographs by Keith Sutton.