I take photographs as a kind of diary. I'm not great with words, and they're my way of remembering places I've been, the things I've done there, and the friends I've done those things with.
I don't really have a pocket-sized camera at the moment, but I do have a small surplus of 120 film, so I've been lugging my gw690 around most of the time. This has been a learning experience, and it's really made me appreciate the convenience of tough, pocket-sized cameras. I'd never dream of carrying the gw690 on a mountain bike ride, and that means I've ended up with 'blank pages' in my diary.
Anyway, here are some snaps from the past few weeks. I've been working as a mechanic for the Pivot Factory race team, and we've been at Fort Bill and Leogang for the World Cup, and Les Gets for Crankworx. Not technically brilliant pictures, and probably not particularly interesting unless you're me, but as with all my photos: they're for me to look at when I get old.
Our pits in Leogang, with Paul, the other mechanic, and a good friend from Australia.
Working a late night, by car-headlight, rebuilding bikes ready for race day:
Bernard warming up on the rollers, at the top of the course, before his race run:
Whipping over the last jump:
...into the hotseat! It was his best ever world cup result, he ended up 7th:
Bernard and Emily with fresh bikes:
Bernard and Elliot after one run in Les Gets:
edit: compulsory crane shot: