Motorsport photography legend, Jesse Alexander, presents 70 of his favorite images, along with personal audio narration from the 1971 Grand Prix and endurance racing season, including exciting shots from Monaco, Brands Hatch, Nürburgring, Paul Ricard, Silverstone, Ontario, Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca and Le Mans. Among the race car drivers pictured is world champion, Jackie Stewart, who won an astonishing six Grand Prix races in 1971. Speed of Light features audio narration with writer, photographer and Porsche historian, Randy Leffingwell.
Jesse Alexander is one of the most famous race car photographers in history. His images of vintage automobiles, drivers, designers and spectators on the European race circuit, during the 1950s, 60s and 70s, are collected and exhibited by museums and galleries throughout the world.
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Wonderful images from a great artist and one of the best motorsport photographers of all time. Thanks!
Jesse captures emotions of people in Motorsports
Jesse consistently captures the essence of his subjects through his entire career. The intensity of the sport and its people is on every page. I am privileged to own some of Mr. Alexander's early prints and some of his earlier books.
As a photographer and a fan of motorsport, this book appeals to me on so many levels. Taken when I was less than two years old, the images in this book show a period which I have only experienced in retrospect. The audio captions deepen the experience of the extraordinary photographs. I especially enjoy the images of the drivers in their cars, unsure of what's to come and fully aware that they might not live to see the finish.