Cycling photographer of the year and Rouleur contributor Marshall Kappel joins the Rouleur Podcast to discuss the life of a professional photographer in the world of cycling.
From how he got into shooting the professional peloton (“Dan Martin crashed in the last 200m, right in front of me, and I thought, ‘this is fun!'”) to using digital over film, Kappel – who shot the photo feature from Saitama, Japan, in Rouleur issue 67 – dispenses sage words of wisdom for any aspiring cycling photographers.
Drops Cycling boss Bob Varney also joins us to chat about the team’s debut season in the women’s peloton, while Drops riders Laura Massey and Alice Barnes discuss their plans and expectations for 2017.
Plus we have the winner of last issue’s podcast competition and a new prize up for grabs – win one of Marshall’s prints from the Rouleur.cc shop.
Photo picks of the issue
Marshall Kappel: The Velits Brothers by Olaf Ludwig
“I love the alternative focus. I’m always drawn to pictures of people; to me thats where the interest is.
“This would be great portraiture in anything, cycling or not. This, to me, is what it’s about.”
Ian Cleverly: Tour of Britain in Avon Gorge by Robert Wyatt
“I’m trying to work out where he was, he must have been up on Clifton Suspension Bridge itself. He’s shooting down into the gorge, there’s a peloton way, way in the distance. It’s a gorgeous shot.
“It resonates with me because I’m a West Country boy and Robert is Bristol born and bred, so I think he had a fair amount of insider knowledge shooting that. It does help if you know the ground already.”