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Team Oregon – 2011 Official Photos

Just being in Portland, you can’t help but get excited about cycling. We’re pretty famous for it now. It’s no secret I’m a fan of cycling and I get kick out of shooting races. It’s fun to capture action and the lifestyle surrounding the sport. Also, cyclist are really into gear and, as a photographer, I can totally relate.

When Team Oregon approached me to be there official photographer this year, I was flattered and immediately said yes. These folks are a great bunch and they are one of the biggest teams in the state. As part of my sponsorship, I did this first shoot of their Category 1 and 2 Riders. These guys are the Best of the Best. In addtion to portraits of the riders, I photographed them doing a team ride shooting from inside the trunk of hatchback on Sauvie Island. Cool stuff indeed. Here are some of my favorites:
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2010 Cyclo-Cross Nationals – Bend, OR

It’s snowing in Portland today and that reminded me of the time I went to Bend in December to see the 2010 USA Cyclo-Cross Nationals. Cold, wet, mud, all combined with fierce competition to make this a truly exciting event to watch and shoot. I shot it for fun, but I like how these shots came out.  I use to BMX when I was a kid and then mountain bike in my early 20s. I never did anything competitive, but I could see myself totally getting into Cyclo-Cross. Maybe I’ll try out some of amateur races this next fall. Maybe…

Speaking of cycling and racing, I’m sponsoring the Team Oregon this year with donations of photography and discounts on prints/downloads. I’ll be shooting some documentary work of the Elite team as well as shooting some of the races. Stay tuned for more cycling action!

UPDATE: Take a look at all the best shots from the day in my Archive: http://bit.ly/2010CycloCross

Sauvie Cyclocross

Since I retired thought I would retire my old photoblog (ides-of-may), I decided to start posting personal work on this blog instead. These posts will be photoblogs that aren’t quite full projects or client work;  more like mini photo essays. It’ll have the same flavor as before, just a gallery of images rather than singles (but I might throw up some singles now and then). Anyway, here we go…

Kruger’s Crossing Cyclocross Classic – 11/26/2008

I’ve always been a big fan of racing. I shot a bordercross a few years ago and it inspired me to learn how to snowboard. After shooting this cyclocross race on Sauvie Island, it totally made me want to go out a retrofit my old Gary Fisher mountain bike for this kind of racing. Maybe this fall, you’ll see me in a helmet instead of on the sidelines.


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