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Shooting the Tour 4

November 03, 2017


The Tour organisers quite obviously hadn't taken my needs into account at all when deciding on the route for the 2017 Tour de France. The Col du Galibier didn't disappoint, but the Col de la Grand Colombier was a different matter. Read More
5000km in 9 12-18 hour days, with one rest day and one overnight drive. 
8 stages covered. A couple of million hairpin bends.
More than 35 Cols ascended or descended. 
2 mountain thunderstorms.
Temperatures up to 36+ degrees in June. Read More
The Recce. A "recce" is a filmmaking term derived from the word reconnaissance or reconnoitre. "Doing a recce" as it is known is usually the fun part. It's hard work, but there's no pressure. Except this is a bike race, covering 3519 km. in 21 days, that moves so fast if you blink you will miss it. Read More
I did apply for one of the Tour motorcycles but they haven't got back to me yet. They must be very busy. Oh yes, and did I mention I'm also moving house? The week before the departure date for France. Well, really? What could possibly go wrong?
I will keep you posted... Read More
Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are the current World Madison Champions. No surprise there, these days we expect nothing less. The question is how do you win the Madison? You win it by gaining laps on the other teams, so how do you gain a lap on a large track such as London? Read More

Cycling Photography

October 11, 2016


It's notoriously difficult to take pictures of cycling, especially road cycling. Sports photography generally isn't easy, but cycling photography can be a real problem. This is mainly due to the fact your subject matter will just not keep still  Read More
There has been a lot of talk about the legacy from the London 2012 Olympics. Much has been said about the drop-off rates at various sports clubs and organisations, but if you are looking to understand the effect TeamGB's Olympic cycling team  Read More
For the month of November, we are giving away two cycling fine art photography prints free to two lucky collectors with the approximate value of £195 each. To be in with a chance of winning one of these two beautiful signed limited edition prints simply sign up for the newsletter  Read More

A Day in the Life

January 28, 2016

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Universities and college courses can never prepare you for the life of a location photographer let alone a war photographer. All the degrees and well-presented portfolios in the world mean nothing once you get out into the big wide world  Read More

Developing Curiosity

January 22, 2016


Curiosity is both vital and extremely valuable, forget technical skills, expensive equipment, around the world plane tickets, curiosity is worth all of the above put together and levels the playing field. What does it look like from the other side? what's just around the corner?

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