A.J. Foyt: Four Time Winner of the Indy 500

aj foyt B&W

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To all the ships at sea,

I’ve had the privilege of shooting the Indy 500 twenty plus years in a row. I missed a few years, went back and did three more.  I vowed the next one would be the 100th anniversary. Well, I’M NOT DOING IT!  Why? It’s not the priority it used to be. I hope it’s a great, safe race, and hope there’s a new winner. Here are a few snaps of the great A.J. Foyt. The photo of A.J. hitting the linkage was during the third pit stop where his crew could not free the shifting linkage. The sight of A.J. coming down the pits, pulling his seat belt, and helmet off, and jumping out of the car while it was still rolling absolutely horrified me. I don’t think you could do that today, but I love the photograph.

@ Joe DiMaggio

@ Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

The Closest Finish, circa 1982.

Pocono Raceway Photo Workshop Saturday May 24th

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

My next upcoming Workshop is an in-depth Sports and Action Workshop at the Pocono 500 Racetrack.  This workshop is for a small elite group and is for intermediate to advanced photographers only please.  Learn the In’s and Outs of photographing auto racing.  We will have credentials and great access to the track.  We will be photographing Go Karts and later on, in-the-day, Stock Cars that will be going at high speeds. This will be a very special action packed workshop and a fun day!  For more information on the Workshop

Formula One Grand Prix Multi-media Presentation by Joe DiMaggio

81 Years Ago Was a Good Day

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To All The Ships At Sea:

I’ve had thousands of photo students. Some of them celebrities, politicians, FBI agents, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. I come from the old school.  I treat them all the same. I must admit Bill Shatner on one level was the easiest student I’ve ever had. He has a great eye, is a wonderful director and can that guy ride a horse!

Happy Birthday William.  I can’t wait for 100

Photo ©JoAnne Kalish