Speed of Light - Jesse Alexander

Speed of Light

By Jesse Alexander

  • Release Date: 2013-10-17
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
From 54 Ratings


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.


  • Jesse captures emotions of people in Motorsports

    By Captain Slo
    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.
  • Fantastic!

    By tdavisphoto
    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.
  • Race car art

    By Barnie Girl
    Beautifully done! I was amazed at the artistry of both the photography by Jesse and in the composition of the book by Oliver. The narratives brought it to life!
  • Photo legend!

    By bartigas
    I have been a fan of his photographs for many years. Happy to have it in digital form.
  • Brilliant

    By design international
    A colorful view of Motor Sport history from the lens of a living legend, Jesse Alexander. The audio narration is insightful and entertaining. Brilliant.