Posts Tagged ‘velodrome’

Obree inspires.

May 24, 2011

These photos were taken from an Obree fanatic’s tumblr spot and as you go through his pages you’ll just how much of a fanatic he is. The guy is an absolute genius and you too will believe this once you see what he himself has built.

Found.
Via Tracko.

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Hans-Henrik Oersted and a Cinelli Laser.

May 19, 2011

Found.

Cat and Mouse.

May 18, 2011

Flickr grips.

April 18, 2011

Still hooked on scans!
Via Windy’s amazing photoset.

Watch this.

March 9, 2011

Super, smashing, great… This film is all of these things. It’s shot extremely well with some real amazing photography and the commentary is good too, two thumbs up!

Before fixed-gear bikes became de rigueur for urban aesthetes, they were the weapon of choice for Japan’s fearless Keirin cyclists. A gladiatorial incarnation of track cycling that dates back to 1948, the Japanese sporting phenomenon operates by an intricate set of rules that sees competitors jostling for position on steeply banked tracks at lightning fast speeds, all but encouraging spectacular crashes. In today’s film for NOWNESS, Jonathan de Villiers (whose fashion photography and portraiture has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper* and Fantastic Man) traveled to the national Keirin school in Tokyo and the Tachikawa and Yokkaichi velodromes to decode the strategy that governs the racing phenomenon. “I knew next to nothing about it when I went,” says de Villiers, “but I’m a big admirer of the anthropological documentary where you get taken into a whole different world. And what a strange, special and complex universe it turned out to be.” The state-run industry amasses tens of billions of dollars in gambling revenue each year.

Nowness.

World Track Champs. Lyon 1989.

January 31, 2011

Found at NZ Tony’s ridiculous flickr spot.

Mo Laser.

January 3, 2011

Via./

Gintautas Umaras. Laser.

November 23, 2010

What an amazing shot. Seen here.

Henri Cartier-Bresson.

November 18, 2010

Ever since university I have been a fan of Cartier-Bresson’s work. Only the other day I was speaking with my partner about my seldom used Moleskine notepad… The only words it contains from my time in higer learning, among illegible ramblings are “Look at works by Henri Cartier-Bresson”. Aah, bless.

Another one: France. 1932.

Via.

Utah.

November 16, 2010

Lovely images of the early Utah track scene.
Spotted at Tracko.

Gordon Johnson vs Giordano Turrini 1971.

October 18, 2010

Found.

Dior Amore.

July 15, 2010

This image is awesome. Spotted over at Tracko.

F. Moser. Big Wheelin’.

June 23, 2010

What some hipsters would do to get there latté holding hands on this monster!

Kevin Keegan Corner Failure.

April 29, 2010

Track Champ Flicks.

March 30, 2010

Photos courtesy of Paul Sloper
Via GDB where you will find much, much more of the same..

Vanni Pettenella for Ovamaltina.

March 23, 2010

I am guessing Ovamaltina is what we now call Ovaltine right? Still, a great bit of footage of the recently passed Vanni Pettenella – RIP.

Nice find gucci life.

1989 Duell Track Pursuit For Sale.

March 18, 2010

The time has come for a downscale in my household, so this has got to go. My 1989 Duell track pursuit frameset shall be with me no more.

Find it’s listing here and any questions, of course please ask.

Jacques Anquetil The Legend.

March 17, 2010

What an absolutely fantastic documentary this is, with an english speaking commentary and some great original footage this totally comes close to that of stars and watercarriers.

Go here to continue to watch the remaining parts.

Panning.

March 11, 2010

Seen.

Ghent in Black & White.

March 4, 2010

There is something so lovely and timeless about black and photography, it makes me want to go out and snap shots all day long and as the sun begins to rear it’s head once again this becomes ever more possible.

Great shots, seen here.


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