Friedman was one of the great American racing photographers of the 1960s. In addition to covering a wide spectrum of motorsports, including sports cars, drag racing, stock cars and open-wheel for a number of major publications, he was hired by 1992 inductee Carroll Shelby as the official “house” photographer for Shelby American. In that capacity, he captured indelible images of the Cobra and Ford GT efforts in American and international racing, including multiple Ford and Cobra wins at Le Mans. In later years he authored or co-authored more than 30 acclaimed books, including Chaparral Can-Am & Prototype Sports Cars, Shelby GT40, Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes, Trans-Am: The Pony Car Wars 1966-71, The Legends of Motorsports, McLaren Sports Racing Cars and more. The son of a silent movie actress and a producer, Friedman also was the set photographer for many major motion pictures, including Grease, Tom Horn, Summer of ’42, the Rambo movies and Enter The Dragon. He is the only still photographer to be voted into the Motion Picture Academy.