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Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.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 in his racing headgear - as described by Richard:
“Niki Lauda put his undeniable stamp on Formula 1 in the 1970’s with a life more improbable than fiction and more inspiring than possible. Just as he could reach down inside a racing car to find those hidden seconds, he reached down inside his soul and summoned the strength of will to not just survive, but to return and fight. Sterner stuff is rarely seen in life, rarer still in sports; Niki Lauda’s life defines the word “indomitable”.
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.