I recently had the chance to work with The Heavy Pedal for some quick photoshoots based around their two new cycling kit designs: the super speed Rewind, and the Akira inspired NeoTokyo. The Heavy Pedal photo style is in-your-face direct style and action, as much about the riders and their personas as the product their wearing, allowing you to jump on board as they rip through the city or the hills. Riders James Grady(Rewind) and Sean Martin(NeoTokyo) worked around their crazy training and work schedules to lend me an hour to catch some rad shots.
The Mission Crit has become the premiere west coast fixed-gear event, attracting talent from around the world. Because it is an unsanctioned event, no points are given, the real award is the bragging rights. This brings out a level of excitement and commitment which shines through every competitor. I began shooting the Mission Crit for fun a few years ago and it has grown exponentially every year, in 2018 I was commissioned to be the official photographer.
Mission Crit is an unsanctioned bicycle criterium held on a short, technical circuit in the Mission District of San Francisco. It is the first race of its kind to win approval from the City of San Francisco. The 40-minute race pits elite road racers, track racers, and bicycle messengers against each other on fixed-gear track bicycles in a fast-paced, high-adrenaline competition.
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Presented by NOW Hunters Point and Envelope A+D, the industrial lot turned activity space is home to yearlong events to bring together the local San Francisco community. The 7th Annual Circus Festival showcased a live Circus Performance from Circus Bella, Carnival games, skate rentals and lessons, and saw the Guinness World Record attempt of the Longest Skate Train.
NOW Hunters Point seeks to transform a former industrial landscape into a dynamic activity center that can be a place for environmental restoration and community renewal. In an attempt to capture what can be wanted and loved by the community, the NOW Hunters Point project team has embraced an interactive community engagement process as the catalyst for the design, programming, and future visioning of the site.
For more information about NOW Hunters Point, click here.