Over the weekend I was given the opportunity to work with Brentjens Mountain Bike Racing Team (http://www.mountainbikeracingteam.com) over in Germany at the first round of the UCI MTB World Cup.
For the most part events I shot at are for myself or working with one person but working with a full team was a pleasant change. Although usually I photograph the purpose of this trip was to document life around the races and make a short edit of the weekend. This will be arriving shortly!
Working solely with a team was a very different task as with shooting for yourself you don’t really need to talk to with riders and build up rapport. Luckily enough the team had its own truck and proved to be a great place to catch the team and get to know them.
Unfortuntely I have had to come home and will miss going with the team to Nove Mesto but hopefully I will be able to meet up with them at one of the other rounds.
Right now I am out in Albstadt, Germany filming and photographing with Brentjens Mountain Bike Racing Team (Superior Bikes). Yesterday was the U23 men and woman with Anne putting in a solid run and coming out with 9th overall.
Today will see the Elite men and women and not in the greatest of conditions with rain start to come down.
Managed to stay on my bike for quite a while when riding in Inverness but soon had to go and get my camera. The temptation is always there but I do end up getting the shot that I want!
After being in Germany for 10 days I really wanted to go riding myself and get away from filming for a few days. I have managed to get a few days off and came back home to Inverness.
I didn’t manage very long with out using a camera so tried out the GoPro remote which although took a good few minutes to finally connect it was brilliant and convenient once linked.
Yesterday myself and Andy walked up the Die Teck to meet Rab for some filming of the local trails we found. It was brilliant filming it over 3 hours, editing in the evening and getting it online by 2am.
GoPro Diary #2
With our first race done we are glad to have a few days to relax and see a bit of Germany.
Rab came 30th overall out of 80 riders with an impressive time of 1:29.38. Now with our next few days off Rab will be training, Andy working on the bike and I shall be following it all with my my camera.
You can keep up to date on my page http://www.facebook.com/johnycookphotography and keep an eye out for the next GoPro entry.