Richard Kelley started out his career as a fully accredited F1 photographer in 1972 at the United States Grand Prix. He quickly adopted his characteristic ‘fly on the wall’ style of photography – getting as close as he could to the moments, without influencing the emotion or drama of the moment. He witnessed and recorded hidden moments that became pivotal incidents in Grand Prix history.
Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.
This photo captures Niki Lauda and James Hunt - as described by Richard:
“James Hunt and Niki Lauda shared hundreds of laughs over good beers and outrageous stories, but here, as James congratulates Niki for the first time after he regained his World Championship in 1977, was their defining moment together. James waited for pal Niki to approach the podium and didn’t hesitate to point out who was the “better driver”. Nothing made James happier than Niki's comeback, and no one made Niki laugh louder than James. Incredible pals. Incredible times.”
The black & white photo is professionally printed and framed with a black frame and white mount and features a hand-written limited edition number.
The framed print measures 75cm x 55cm and is protected with museum-grade perspex 'artscreen' instead of glass - you won't be able to tell the difference when it's hanging on your wall.
Limited edition of 50 prints.