During its first week, the Tour de France halted in Belgium for a stage that resembled Paris-Roubaix in every way possible. I headed to the start of the stage in Ypres and witnessed the riders on the cobbles in Brillon. While it was pouring all day, it did prove to be an epic race.
While selecting the photos for this post, I had to think about how my photography style and interests have evolved over the years. Ten years ago, when I got my first dSLR, my main goal was to shoot action photos of the cyclists. I also pursued a press card. However, while I still have a keen interest in cycling, I lean more towards documentary photography nowadays. I find it particularly interesting to observe the crowds at a cycling race.
My biggest example would be the photographs that Emily Maye delivers. They are stunning behind-the-scenes images of cycling races (she specializes in other sports branches as well). Emily is also involved with my favorite team: Trek Factory Racing. Needless to say, I’m alway curious to see how she experienced the race. I’m a bit bummed I can’t attend her summer exhibition at Beach London, but did make sure to purchase one of the limited edition prints. I can’t wait to put it up on my wall.