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Jun 20

LIFESTYLE…..Leena Gade in London

By julietlemon June 20 2013 - 01.00 AM

I was fortunate enough to photograph a motor sports legend the other week, Audi Race Engineer, Leena Gade, who is the first female race engineer to win the world’s greatest sports car race, the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2011 and then again in 2012.

She can be seen in her usual habitat at various race circuits around the world, clad in her red and black Audi fireproof overalls, masterminding the racing strategies for the World Endurance Championship (WEC), on the pit wall monitoring the technical data feeds about the car on a multitude of screens, in the garages liaising with the army of mechanics and managing the drivers.

Leena’s journey and achievements in the motor sport world are absolutely incredible!

Having been photographing the WEC championships for a while,  I was, of course, absolutely over the moon when Leena got in touch to enquire about a lifestyle shoot.

Leena wanted to get a set of pictures taken away from the circuit without a car or a fireproof overall in sight.  We were looking at doing the shoot either over in Germany or here in the UK but were struggling on fitting it into our busy schedules. Fortunately things worked out when she was back over in the UK for a few days after the WEC 6 hours of Spa Francorchamps.

Southbank was the setting for the shoot and with so many iconic parts of our great capital there, it was a perfect backdrop for  Leena.

The shoot was a real giggle and we laughed our way along the banks of the River Thames, encountering some very interesting people, scored a complimentary pudding and of course had a few mid and post shoot glasses of vino in the sunshine.

I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing Leena and the rest of the Audi gang success in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

 

 

 

 

 

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