For the cyclist in your life - Fine art photography prints of the Great Cycling Climbs. Including the iconic climbs of the Pyrenees, the Dolomites, the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps. From the Stelvio Pass to the Col du Galibier, the Col du Tourmalet to the Col d'Aubisque and the Passo Gardena. This fine art contemporary photography, in colour and black and white, captures the fundamental beauty and grandeur of the cycling mountain climbs featuring every year in the Tour de France, the Tour de Suisse and the Giro d'Italia.Gifts for cyclists.
The 21 bends of the climb to Alpe d'Huez were built in 1936 for cars, not for bicycles. There is almost no section on the entire climb where you aren't going uphill.
The Tourmalet is a monster, from the east it's steep, from the west, it's wild and open and long and steep. This is a monster with teeth, and I am not the only one to have been bitten.
Sometimes referred to as the beauty and the beast, the Passo Giau is situated a little away from the rest of the Dolomites. Like it needs its own space.
It's important to understand that cyclists are fanatics. It comes with the territory. Don't expect them to be normal. To them, cycling 27km. up a mountain for no apparent reason is normal, they do it to stay normal, at least on the outside. They do it for the challenge, because they can, for the thrill of it, for the buzz. For the incredible sense of elation that comes with being in the middle of a landscape so impressive it takes your breath away. To know without a shadow of a doubt this is a good day, a great day, a day to remember, a day that counts.
Who doesn't want that in their life?
The Col du Galibier, a classic of Le Tour de France. Steeped in cycling history and folklore, forever associated with Merckx, Coppi and all the greats of the peloton...
The Sa Calobra winds its way from the sea onto the shoulder of the Puig Major, Mallorca's highest mountain. Situated in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains...
Read all the technical statistics about the Stelvio Pass you want, but nothing prepares you for the emotional reality. It's crazy, like finding Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven.
Amazing photography David. Outstanding print quality to match. So glad I found this site. Happy snapping with your next adventure into the mountains, I'm already looking forward to seeing what you come back with.
— Alexandra. US
Just received my A1 colour Passo Gardena, an absolutely stunning piece of artwork. Far better than anything else I have seen. A true exemplar of professional creative cycling photography. Beautifully packed and wrapped with attention to the tiniest detail to ensure it arrived in pristine condition. Thanks very much.
— Geoff UK
I was given an A1 black and white print of Life is a Road for my birthday recently. It has been up on the living room wall for a couple of months now and I just love it! Such a beautiful picture, makes me smile every time I look at it. Good work David.
— Stefan. Germany
The beauty and power of black and white photography are in the structure and form. Stripped of the distraction of colour, the structure and form are revealed. The Stelvio, The Galibier, Alpe d'Huez, Sa Calobra or the St. Gotthard Pass all have an abundance of structure, form, and shape. The roads that work themselves up and around the mountain passes are just helping to frame raw nature.
The road, the edge of which is just visible, winds in and out of the folds of the mountainside creating small pockets of extreme heat. Unlike many of the other...
After the initial ramps to gain some altitude, the Col du Glandon settles down into a slow gentle meandering back and forth up the quiet unspoiled valley.
It’s easy to believe that cycling is all just effort and toil, but that’s not true. There’s also exhilaration, excitement, the full-on adrenaline rush...