Cambered Corner — Jay Alley: The Art and Business of Motorsport Photography


Today we take a look at the art and craft of motorsport photography with the highly talented Jay Alley. Jay is one of the staff photographers for, an AP photographer, and Chief Photographer for the ARCA Racing Series. He has created magnificent images of a wide variety of racing including IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, ARCA, USAC, myriad sports car series and this year he will be making the trip to the Circuit de la Sarthe to photograph the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His extensive resume reaches all the way back to 1984 and has seen a huge evolution in both motorsport and photography. Through it all, though, there is the constant of ensuring solid composition and exposure, and the thrill that only speed can deliver.

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This is the image Jay mentioned of his mother at Circuit de la Sarthe with the Dunlop Bridge in the background. — Photo courtesy of Jay Alley, Alleygroup Associates.

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