Klemantaski Himself

by Louis Klemantaski

Hailed by connoisseurs as ‘one of the greatest motor racing photographers ever’, Louis Klemantaski practically invented the art of photographing cars. His career was launched by photographing cars at Brooklands and selling prints to the drivers. From 1936 till the outbreak of war he covered all the main English motor racing events. His photography business survived half a century of changing fashions and technological advances, flourishing well into the eighties.

Klemantaski Himself is Louis’s account of his somewhat eccentric rise to fame and his long association with motor sports, told with great wit and gentle self-deprecation. His oeuvre was extraordinary, not only for its aesthetic quality, but also for its diversity. In selecting the photographs for his memoirs, Klemantaski drew on every field of his photographic work, collected here together for the first time. Klemantaski Himself will be of great interest and incalculable historical value to motor racing enthusiasts and lovers of photography alike.


“Gorgeous: a belter of a book you’ll want to sit on your lap forever. Louis Klemantaski is motor racing’s most legendary photographer and his beautiful produced memoirs bear witness to some of the sport’s finest moments.” CLASSIC CARS