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.

STPR 2017 for Getty Images

One of my favorite events of the year is the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Wellsboro, PA. Rally racing is the sport where you race against the clock, following pace notes to navigate closed public roads often on a dirt or gravel surface. I've been attending this rally race since I was a teenager and is actually where I made my first published photograph many years ago. You can license my photographs from the event via Getty Images.