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Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.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 - as described by Richard:
“After winning the 1977 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen,1976 World Champion James Hunt briefly joins his teammates. A year earlier, he had battled with weakened 1975 World Champion Niki Lauda, still suffering from his horrific injuries at the Nurburgring, down to the final race in Japan for the Championship. Hunt had come out the victor by one point, and lamented he couldn’t share it with his great friend, Lauda. For 1977, the plot reversed, with the still recovering Lauda dominating the season to regain the World Championship. Hunt couldn’t wait to celebrate his pal’s comeback.”
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.