THE saying goes “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, and for one business owner that dream has become a reality. Chris Lazenby has travelled the world as a successful motorsport photographer, covering GT and endurance racing from Dubai to the USA.

In addition, Chris runs Lazenby Visuals in Helmsley, selling artwork from local artists and his own photography.

The gallery and corresponding website has expanded to accommodate Chris’s love of the automotive world, now stocking more than 200 pieces of automotive work from around the world.

Chris, who is also a retained firefighter, said: “The automotive world is my personal passion, so it’s a dream come true to be able to combine my work and my hobby. There’s so much interest in automotive art from fans such as myself and I wanted to bring it all together as much as possible, so people could always find what they wanted.

“Having work from so many different artists allows us to stock a wide range of different styles and covers many brands of motor vehicles. Also working with so many different artists we’re in a prime position to help people commission artwork of their own vehicles.

“As well as stocking artwork from the UK, we also have pieces from artists in Denmark, Chile, Spain and the Ukraine, and we have others in the pipeline as well. I like to work closely with the artists, forging a good relationship with them and because of this, Lazenby Visuals is the sole retailer for a number of artists, meaning you can’t get these pieces from anywhere else.”

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