Formula 1 stars turn photographers for Nikon charity auction
December 10, 2014
Photo credit: Lewis Hamilton
The Formula 1 drivers were asked to take a photo that represented a ‘snapshot of their world’.
Their signed images will be up for grabs at the Zoom charity auction which is set to take place at the Intercontinental hotel, Park Lane, London on 16 January.
Funds raised will be donated to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Commenting on his photographic contribution (above), Lewis Hamilton said: ‘Let life flow lie a river, follow the path it takes you down.
‘Take it as it comes and while you learn along the way, may you help guide a flow in the direction of your dreams.’
Auction sponsor Nikon has donated nine Coolpix S9700 cameras to the auction, each signed by Formula 1 legends such as Niki Lauda, Sir Jackie Stewart and Jacques Villeneuve.
Nikon UK’s group marketing manager Jeremy Gilbert said: ‘It’s a fantastic project that both raises money for an incredibly worthy charity and opens up the world of Formula 1 to fans through imagery, offering an exclusive perspective of the sport with behind-the-scenes images.’
BBC presenter Suzi Perry, who is set to host the auction, said: ‘This is an amazing event, an opportunity to buy one-off pieces signed by racing heroes, while raising money for such a great cause.’