about

I first picked up a camera in the early 1960s when my father gave me a Kodak Cresta III Camera. It cost him 1,008 Kensitas Cigarette Coupons and I'll be forever grateful for that. However, it never convinced me to start smoking, although I did start taking photographs, and I haven't stopped since... After that I graduated to a bellows-opening Dacora II camera before I ultimately settled on the 35mm format with a succession of Zenit, Praktica and Nikon film cameras. Eventually, I branched into the digital age with Nikon hardware, mainly, culminating in the fabulous D800. I've since downsized due to the fact that I have retired completely from active motor sport.

I wasn't the most gifted photographer, nor am I the most effective photoshop artist around, but I like to think that my images tend to tell a story, and part of that story is the caption. If humour can be used to help I'll be the first to use it. I like to think my photography has improved since the 20th century, although many of my earlier pictures could easily be termed 'stock' or 'record' images. In saying that, there are a few gems in the library.

I do hope you enjoy viewing them because I certainly enjoyed taking them, I also enjoyed the 'joined-up' writing aspect of the sport, composing event reports and articles for newspapers and the specialist media. My writing skills, if I can take the liberty of calling them that, came into play when my first book was published. This is titled, "DAVID GILLANDERS - I do all the talking!" and is still available. It's basically a biography of the 1987 British National Rally Champion / 1995 Scottish Rally Champion, David Gillanders, and it charts his true lifetime of adventure.


Many of my motor sport photographs were taken in the years B.C. (before colour) although that's not strictly true because, at the time, much of the print media (such as "Motoring News", "Motorscot", "Rally Car" and "The Press and Journal") only printed in mono, and I covered many events specifically for them. That should illustrate the historical nature of my photographs!

I have thousands of additional photographs, so keep on checking my website because I will get them uploaded one day!

Thank You,
Jack A.W. Davidson