A velodrome offers so much for a photographer. The beatiful simplicity of the bikes. The athletes. The curves of the track. And the drama of competition personified so perfectly by the finish line that it has become the ultimate sports cliche.
In 1957, one of the most famous photographers of all, Henri Cartier-Bresson, spent an evening at Velodrome D’Hiver in Paris. He took some incredible pictures, as you might well imagine. You can see them and read the story about them in issue 34 of Rouleur Magazine.
We wouldn’t pretend that we can take pictures like Cartier-Bresson. But we would like to think we’ve been inspired by him to try to take some nice shots of the Forest City Velodrome in London, Canada.
Also see our full story on the Velodrome.