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Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.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 Emerson Fittipaldi - as described by Richard:
“In 1969, Emerson Fittipaldi left Brazil for England as a F3 rookie. By July, 1970, he qualified an ageing Lotus 49C next to Graham Hill for the British Grand Prix. He won his first victory three months later at the US Grand Prix. It was his fourth start. Just 23 Grand Prix starts later, he was the 1972 Formula 1 World Champion. At that time, he was the youngest champion in F1 history. He would win his second championship with McLaren in 1974.”
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 55cm x 75cm 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.