Colin McMaster’s first full-time job was in a darkroom, at a leading UK motorsports media agency. Starting on the bottom rung of the ladder, he combined his two passions: motorsport and photography, and worked his way towards the top. From 1992 to 1996 Colin covered the Formula One Grands Prix, the highlights included winning the 1994 Fosters F1 Photographic Award. Increasingly Colin saw rallying as a more visually attractive proposition and when Prodrive offered him the chance to work with another Colin [McRae], he ditched the racing circuits for the mud, snow and asphalt of WRC.
In 1997 McKlein Photography was formed as a three-way partnership between Reinhard Klein, Bob McCaffrey and Colin McMaster. McKlein closely followed the career of Colin McRae and built up the world’s greatest photographic library of a true WRC great. The two Colins also formed a good friendship and the making of McRae, just Colin has been a three-year labour of love for McMaster – the first book for which he has been both contributor and editor.