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Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.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 James Hunt at the 1997 Grand Prix – as described by Richard:
“James was a one-off that we'll never see the likes of again. Here he wins the 1977 US Grand Prix but was happy to have his great friend Niki Lauda re-take the world championship title. He would win his final Grand Prix 21 days later at the season ending Japanese Grand Prix. Everyone who knew him still misses his spirit.”
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.