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Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.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 Clay Regazzoni - as described by Richard:
“Usually in control regardless of the situation, Clay Regazzoni shows rarely seen fatigue at the end of the 1972 Formula One season with Ferrari that brought him only one podium. He would leave for BRM the next season, but re-gather his “cool” for a return to Ferrari in 1974, with Niki Lauda as his teammate, where he finished runner-up in the World Driver’s Championship standings. He would later drive for Ensign and Shadow, and at age 39, capture the first Formula One victory for Williams at the 1979 British Grand Prix.”
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.