Without a doubt, Crankworx is my favourite festival and pretty much it’s my highlight of the year as well. Beside all the mountain bike action and races you get to see amazing work from talented and best bike photographers and videographers in the industry. What it means is usually sleepless nights to edit all your photos from the races and other events, carrying heavy backpack in 30+C heat and somehow to deal with your non-biking clients at the same time. This year was different, I haven’t had any assignments and it was actually nice to step back and enjoy the festival on its own. Having longer chats on course or a drink on the patio after is something I don’t get to experience often. I did however miss the thrill of the pressure to deliver and a constant push to find new angles on the race course. Not taking photos was no option for me. It was actually fun to go up there and experiment with new locations. As everything calmed down this week, I finally started to edit those pictures and here are a few of them I can share with you.
It’s been crazy couple of weeks, but I am happy to announce that the new website is now up and running. There will be still some small changes however all galleries are up and ready for viewing. Another website specializing in weddings and family portraits will be launched within a month at the latest. If you would like to see wedding portfolio in the meanwhile, please let me know and I’d be happy to put something together for you. Now, I just can’t wait for sun to come out and ride the bike.
As a mountain biking photographer, I was really pleased when Dirt Rag expressed their interest in our El Salvador trip. We talked about the feature before our actual trip and it was almost one year in making. I am very excited to see that the story got finally published in their latest issue. The magazine should be on Canadian magazine stands so make sure you grab a copy and read it. This is my first photo feature published and can’t express how happy I am, especially when I was able to work on it with my partner Steve. We are already planning another bike trip to Central America. The mountain bike scene is not big there, but what they lack in size they make up for it with their passion for the sport.