MOTOR RACING PHOTOGRAPHY is an homage to the early years of formula one and international sports car racing when racing drivers became superstars overnight and triumph and tragedy were often separated by just a few laps. The opulent illustrated book tells of drivers with charisma and unimaginable bravery who always pushed themselves to the limit and not infrequently paid for the show with their lives.

Werner Eisele captures the fascination of this very special era of motor racing with his photos like no other. Cars as fast as lightning, historical race tracks and great champions: more than 200 breathtaking pictures and many personal memories from the legendary automobile photographer allow readers to be part of the golden age of motor sports. With a foreword from the two-time runner-up in the Formula 1 World Championship and six-time winner of Le Mans Jacky Ickx. Essential reading for all motor sports fans!

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Werner Eisele

»Capturing victorious racer’s ascent to the podium with my camera is a real thrill.«

Werner Eisele

Werner Eisele – the legendary photographer

He is a world-renowned automobile photographer: Werner Eisele has been following the Formula-1 circuit for more that four decades, and has gotten closer to the sport’s heroes than anyone else, not just through his lens, but also as a person. With his camera, he captured sensational moments on and off the track, and his breath-taking images tell the story of glamour and danger, triumph and tragedy.

Now Available: Werner Eisele’s new Motor Racing Photography book

Werner Eisele – the successful author

Werner Eisele – the successful author

In his opulent photography books, Werner Eisele gives an impressive insight into his archive of more than one thousand photographs. Both FORMULA 1 LEGENDS and CARS & GIRLS were critically acclaimed best-sellers, and his newest, high-quality photo album, MOTOR RACING PHOTOGRAPHY is a must-read for all motorsport fans. Reserve the first edition today!

Available: Werner Eisele’s new Motor Racing Photography book

Werner Eisele – the fascinating storyteller

Werner Eisele – the fascinating storyteller

This native Swabian is much more than an acclaimed photographer, however. During live appearances and autograph sessions, he delights his listeners with anecdotes from the pit lane, and truly endless personal memories with their heroes. With Werner Eisele, you get not only a charismatic speaker, but also an authentic, living witness of the golden era of motorsports. Just ask about your desired dates!

Working Art Gallery – Art that Works for You!

Working Art Gallery – Art that Works for You!

Have the images in the Working Art Gallery inspired you? Of course, our limited edition prints could also have individual applications. We are open to your ideas, in the spirit of Mendell & Oberer’s motto: design is art made useful. Just get in touch with us, and tell us more about how you’d like your desired image to be used, we are happy to clarify the terms of use.


»I always dreamed of becoming a champion racer.«

Young and Wild

Werner Eisele’s fascination with high speeds and powerful motors started at an early age: as a youth in dreary post-war Stuttgart, he invested his pocket money in “Auto Motor Sport”, and ate up the glamour of the motorsports world. At 15, he cycled three days to reach the Nurburgring, and see his heroes in real life. Soon, his dream career was clear: Racedriver! Therefore Werner Eisele started driving his BMW 700 Coupé at various sport vehicle races.

From Racer to Racing Photographer

But being so close to famous racetracks also brought him to his second biggest passion, photography. After finishing school, Werner Eisele completed his studies as a photographer, and set up his own commercial photography studio. His favorited subject: automobiles, automobile races, and racedrivers. His bold photographs from the middle of the action and their exceptional perspectives still shape our image of racing history.

Not just a career, but a calling

Soon, Werner Eisele started gaining the attention of the protagonists of the racetrack. His humble, unassuming ways and his professional work were his ticket into the pit lanes of champions. For years, he documented the exciting and often dramatic facets of the world of racecar driving like no other. Werner Eisele and his camera followed the careers of a whole generation of racedriver legends, some until their tragic deaths on the track.

Up close

Many close friendships were born from his camera work. Drivers, engineers, builders, race organizers: Werner Eisele knew them all. And they all knew him, from Jacky Ickx, Jim Clark and Emerson Fittipaldi to Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, to Ferry Porsche and Ferdinand PiÎch. To this day, Werner Eisele loves the roar of motors and the smell of petrol, and is a welcome guest at racetracks.



»My heart leaped with joy every time I saw that barriers were once again mounted for safety.«


Exceptional pictures for exceptional places: The working art gallery presents curated and limited pieces of art from Werner Eisele – thanks to state-of-the-art production technology those pictures could be museum pieces. Either for home or for the office, with this high quality art prints you will bring the formula one atmosphere directly into your rooms.

„High and far, the brave jump at the Brünnchen“ – 1000km-Race at the Nürnburgring 1968

„Porsche Impressions Le Mans“

„Modern helmets for the drivers of the world championship 1985“

„Encounter on the back straight with high speed“

„Day and Night“

„Two times 1000 hp“

„On the way to victory with the Austria Porsche 917“

„The long night“