Chicago World's Fair Slideshow, 1933





1933 Chicago World's Fair - Images by Brian Cleary

One of my ongoing projects at
bcpix.com is the acquisition and distribution of historic, vintage stock photo collections.

To date, one of my most unique and interesting such acquisitions is this collection of images from the 1933 “Century of Progress” Chicago World’s Fair.

From the
Sinclair Oil display featuring their lifesize dinosaurs, to the static display of a US Submarine, this was one of the most popular world’s fairs of our time.

My vintage photo collections provide a window into the past, to a time when life may or may not have been slower-paced and simpler, but it was at least different, for sure.

Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for print and download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.

Legends of NASCAR Slideshow




Legends of NASCAR - Images by Brian Cleary


As a race fan who grew up in the Daytona Beach, Florida, I kind of had the best of all worlds. My father introduced me to auto racing at an early age and not too long after that he bought me my first camera. When I returned to Daytona in the early 1980’s to pursue my degree in photography at Daytona Beach Community College ( now Daytona State College 8SEJ3FCUXG78 ), it was natural that before long I’d be pointing my cameras at race cars and race car drivers.


One thing led to another and before I knew it I was a credentialed stringer for the Associated Press at one of the biggest auto races in the world, the Daytona 500. At first I was too intimidated and awestruck to snap pictures of the heroes of my youth, Petty, Pearson, Allison, etc, but I eventually got over it .

Looking back it is amazing that I had the opportunity to photograph NASCAR throughout the 1980’s and although I’ve made a career in photography, largely photographing motorsports, I still look at my my collection of 1980’s NASCAR photography as among my favorites.

This slideshow represents many of my favorite photos of NASCAR’s legends as they appeared in the sport’s past. All are available as editorial stock photography and many are available as personal use prints through my site at bcpix.com.

Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for print and download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.

Scenic Shots from the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Series Slideshow





2011 Grand-Am Rolex Series Scenics - Images by Brian Cleary

One of the great things about covering the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series as its official photographer since 2001, is the opportunity to visit many of the great road racing venues across the US.

In contrast to the stadium-like oval race tracks the host many NASCAR and Indy Car events, and are surrounded by towering concrete grandstands, fences and walls, the road racing track are often located in lush countryside and feature trees and other scenic backgrounds that make for great photography.

I was raised on oval racing and will always be a fan, but over the past 11 seasons, I’ve grown to love the variety and unique driving skills that make sportscar racing the spectacle that it is.

This slideshow represents some of my favorite venue-related photos from the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar season.

Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for print and download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.


Quirky Photo Slideshow





Quirky Photos for your Wall on bcpix.com - Images by Brian Cleary

I’ve always been a fan of photos hanging on the walls at restaurants, hotels, etc, that evoke some sort of emotional, humorous, amused feeling from the viewer. Think of the pictures hanging on the walls at Red Robin or Cracker Barrell restaurants.

With that in mind I like to occasionally review my files and see if I can find anything similar that I may have produced. When I find something, I add them to my
“quirky photo” gallery at bcpix.com.

“Found art”, unique photo techniques, vintage photos and unusual moments have all made their way into this collection.

Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for print and download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.