Legendary F1 photographer Nigel Snowdon RIP

| 12 Jun 2013

Nigel Snowdon, one of the world's most renowned Formula 1 photographers, has died.

The English-born snapper initially moved to Australia in 1955 when he was 19, but a few years later returned to the UK to pursue his new love of motor sport photography.

Although he photographed all forms of motor sport, Snowdon covered F1 from 1963 until the late 1980s clocking up nearly 500 Grands Prix before retiring to Brisbane in Australia with his photographer wife Diana Burnett.

With several notable books to his name, he also worked on the film Le Mans and is credited with suggesting Steve McQueen's famed two-fingered salute.

Picture from Formula 1 Through The Lens by Nigel Snowdon, Hazleton Publishing