Those of you who know me know that in addition to my love of cycling I am an avid photographer. While in the Army (a long time ago) I was a member of the 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera (COMCAM). My time at the 55th solidified my love for still photography and instilled in me a great appreciation for a craft that is often taken for granted.
Despite all the exposure (no pun intended), and formal training, my career path led me in a different direction, and although I still shoot on a regular basis, it is not really my bread and butter.
It is with that background that I critically look at all of the cycling photography that crowds my “wall” and have come to appreciate the work of a couple of local shooters who document our region’s, and sometimes national cycling scene. Each provides their signature style to their cycling photography making us all feel like we were there.
Over the past few weeks I reached out to Bruce Buckley and Darrell Parks to talk about their craft, how they got into shooting, and what they love about documenting cycling and the athletes that practice our sport.
Below, is a snapshot (again, no pun intended) of my conversation with each of them, along with a handful of their images for your viewing pleasure…