Category Cycling

Assignment 5: Narrative and Illustration – Subject Choice

At the weekend I took photographs of the Leicester Forest Cycling Club’s road race. Rather than just shoot pictures of the race itself, I asked people that were riding if they’d mind me following them for the day, the idea being that the set would have a more narrative feel and tell the story of […]

Personal Work – Pit Crews

Today I went along to the National Cyclocross Championships in Derby. I’ve written before about what a photogenic sport cyclocross is and today didn’t disappoint. With the wet weather of the last week and two days of racing already, the course was fantastically muddy. In cyclocross, riders can change bikes, once or twice per lap […]

Personal Work – Cyclocross

I really liked Spencer Murphy‘s winning picture in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize of the jockey Katie Walsh, taken immediately after a race. It was part of a series of similar portraits of sportsmen and women taken after competing their event. They were powerful images that showed the commitment that the subject had given to their […]

Personal Work – More Cycling Pictures

It’s cyclocross season. I think cyclocross is the most photogenic of all cyclesport, especially if it’s muddy. Yesterday’s event was the latest round in the West Midlands League and I went along to shoot riders from my club in action. My pictures were also used in the race report on the British Cycling website. Because I’m […]

Personal Work – More Non-Coursework

So I still haven’t started the course, but I have spent much of the day taking pictures. My cycling club organised a road race and my contribution was to go along and take a few snaps. I’m not sure if I should be cluttering up my blog with this stuff. I’ll ask my tutor and […]