Archivally, the most stable of all photographic prints, the platinum process is revered for it's incredible rendering of subtle tones and contrasts. Today there are very few practicioners able to print using this wholly hand made method and hence the prints are made in very small editions.
A rare Platinum Palladium print of an iconic Alexander image.
From an edition of only twenty-five examples.
Fangio glances behind as he exits a slow corner in the Maserati 250F. This was his final GP
Jesse Alexander is considered one of the greatest race car photographers in history. His images of vintage automobiles and the people who gave them life; captured from theEuropean race circuit during the 1950’s and 60’s are collected and exhibited by museums and galleries throughout the world. Jesse Alexander has been involved in photographyand especially motorsports photography since the early 1950s when he covered the original Mexican Road Race. He then spent many years in Europe covering Formula One andthe famous long distance sports car races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio. In that period of time he also photographed theater and music personalitiesfor the New York Times. His work is held by numerous private collectors and has been exhibited in museums in the United States, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, theAkron Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “As a young boy growing up during World War II, I was captivated by the imagery that came out of the war through the eyesof legendary photographers like Edward Steichen and W. Eugene Smith. My other heroes include Henri Cartier Bresson, Jacques Lartigue, Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Davidson andRobert Capa.”