Driven: The Racing Photography of Jesse Alexander 1954-1962. By: Jesse Alexander, Foreword By: Stirling Moss
Driven collects the best of internationally acclaimed racecar photographer Jesse Alexander’s work taken between 1954-1962, the height of the golden age of the European Grand Prix. During the pinnacle of continental glamour, Alexander took his camera throughout Europe, following this intimate group of fearless racecar drivers from Grand Prix to Mille Miglia, and capturing their heroic wins and narrow defeats. In one photograph Jackie Stewart accepts the Grand Prix trophy cup from Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. Alexander’s images hum with an energy and seduction second only to the sleek bodies and powerful engines of these now vintage Maseratis, Mercedes, Ferraris, and Porsches. His captions describe the renegade adventures, dangerous courses, and technological breakthroughs of the time. With an essay by world-class British racer Stirling Moss, Driven takes a nostalgic look back at the elegance and innocence of motorsport’s most memorable years.