Unadilla Motocross National 2019

I traveled to the Unadilla Motocross National race as a spectator. Despite covering NFL and other top sports, the sport I love to view as a spectator is dirt bike racing. Unadilla is one of the favorite national races and this year was the 50th anniversary.

Despite my usual approach of just enjoying days off I decided that I’d take a camera. I was tempted to take my new fancy 600mm and make something different but the idea of carrying around work gear was dreadful. So i decided to take an unorthodox approach and limit myself to make photos like I would have years ago with basic equipment. I grabbed a 5D Mark IV and 24-105 lens and headed off. Forcing myself to make interesting photographs of a sporting event with the last setup I’d ever take.

Using long exposure and layering I attempted to make frames that could run in an editorial context.

I posted these on Instagram first, please follow on there to see work like this right away.