During his years as a Motorsport photographer and journalist Roger Dixon has been privileged to visit most of the legendary race circuits and meet many iconic drivers from Grand Prix and Sports Car racing, in addition to reporting on some fantastic motor races.
During Roger’s early years covering Formula One and Endurance Car Racing it was possible for a journalist to have free access to both drivers and team personal, allowing the reporter to build up a very intimate picture of events. Once the action started photographers could work just a few feet from the trackside facilitating the use of short focal length lenses that gives these shots an immediacy which is impossible to achieve today with the mandatory long telephotos.
Grand Prix and Sports Car racing has evolved over this time from a sport that was patronised by wealthy privateers and specialist car manufacturers to the multi million pound business that it is today. For much of that time Roger has been there to document those changes.
Roger Dixon’s work has been published in many magazines, including F1 News, Classic Cars, Autosport, Virage Auto, Motoring News, Classic & Sports Car, Vintage Racecar, Red Racing Green, Vintage Roadcar, Virage Magazine and Automoveis Classicos, among his commercial clients are Champion Spark Plugs, John Player, STP Oil Treatment, Bonhams, Scalextric and Alfa Romeo.
Roger has also spent time working as a newspaper photographer, back in the days when the requirement was not only to take the photographs, but develop, print and caption them as well, providing him with an excellent grounding in photo-journalism. Of course the digital age has made those hours in the darkroom a thing of the past and electronic transfer means that images and articles can now be sent to the other side of the world in seconds, all a huge change from when he first started his work with a camera.
Roger Dixon now provides not only articles and photographs covering present historic racing, but retrospective features as well, usually illustrated from his own photo archive. Of course many of Roger’s original photographs from the 1960/70’s are of cars that now compete in historic events providing 'in period' images that can be included in reports. All articles, reports and features are tailored to suit the style and needs of the client. With ‘analogue’ material being converted into high-resolution scans and digital material shot in 16bit RAW format to offer the best possible quality for use in ‘top end’ publications. For more specific image supply information use the MEDIA heading.
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