The Abu Dhabi Triathlon was once again packed full with some of the world’s strongest athletes. I’ve been shooting this race since the inaugural event in 2009. It’s always fun, full of energy and fairly unique in that some seriously big names rub shoulders with hundreds of local weekend warriors.
In a little over eight hours, I shot more than 7,000 frames, a handful of which have gone to press. My strongest images, I’ve crafted into something different this time … an inspiring piece of art. Here’s a taster of what our new retail shop is going to look like. Tri Ad’s
We added words to these images in the hope of inspiring and motivating others through combining a powerful selection of shots with equally powerful words, words that nurture a love for the sport and inspire the spirit of competition.
So how did I approach the Abu Dhabi triathlon this year? I really wanted to get right into the heart of the action. I didn’t end up in the helicopter so got to shoot all the action and emotion from ground level. You really get a strong feel for the people who do this kind of sport.
I suppose you could call it lifestyle photography except this has a different touch. It’s raw & unconstructed which is all the trend these days. Telling images, taken within the environment in which we live. It’s all about getting straight to the heart of the matter. Enjoy.
Alistair Brownlee, one half of the now iconic Brownlee brothers, brought home the ultimate victory with a record-setting performance. Capturing him cross the finish line brought a massive rush of adrenaline. In all, the 2013 edition of the Abu Dhabi Triathlon was an epic and glorious day. My warmest congrats go to all the winners, finisher and non-finishers alike canadian non prescription viagra and also to the entire crew and volunteers for pulling off a great gig.
If you find yourself sitting on the fence re whether to try a tri yourself, I urge you to sign up for next years race. You won’t regret it …