and living in Lyon, France, Jean-Francois Galeron was fascinated
by motor racing at a very early age. Having studied law at university,
he started his photographic career in 1982 by working for a Parisian
based picture agency. In the beginning he covered the World Rally
Championship, Sportscars and F1 Grands Prix before concentrating
solely on circuit racing in the early 90s, and establishing himself
as an independent in 1994. He has produced over 20 books on all
aspects of the world of Formula 1 and is always looking to uncover
the hidden sides of Grands Prix. His motor racing archives, which
date back to the 1950s, stand as a reminder of his great passion
for the sport.
Born in Lebanon,
lived in Switzerland, England and USA, the youth of Jad Sherif
already suggested an international career. After a photographic
degree in London, and while looking for a job in relation with
sports, a chance meeting with an established Formula 1 journalist
oriented his life to motor racing. As of the early 80s he started
covering Formula One Grands Prix, Sportscars and Desert Rallies
before finally concentrating on F1 and Motorcycle GPs as of 1985.
He created is own Photographic agency in 1992, with his archives
going back to the mid 70s. He now concentrates solely on photographing
the world of F1 Grands Prix.