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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK - Char­lie Calder­wood

Pho­tog­ra­pher Kyr­i­a­cos Michaelides has at­tempted to cap­ture cru­cial mo­ments in the ca­reers of rac­ing greats from the 1960s and 1970s with spe­cial alu­minium prints, but has cho­sen to do so by zoom­ing straight into the car, fill­ing the frame with gleam­ing body­work. In truth, that’s all he could do – these cars were pho­tographed in the present day, not in pe­riod, which ex­plains their de­li­cious high-res­o­lu­tion – but it’s an ap­peal­ing ef­fect none­the­less. It’s not just house­hold names that are cel­e­brated, ei­ther; favourites such as Clay Regaz­zoni are fea­tured, as in the piece shown here. Mo­tor sport art­work rarely comes across as be­ing gen­uinely artis­tic, re­ly­ing on con­text in­stead. These pieces are ar­guably beau­ti­ful in their own right, and alu­minium is the per­fect medium. 800x600 lim­ited edi­tion orig­i­nal prints are avail­able for £260, with smaller 300x200 prints at £50.

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