A new recently launched photographic exhibition titled as Road Racing People, showcases in my opinion the sheer un distilled nature of pure road racing.
The photograph’s taken by the legendary roads photographer Stephen Davison, showcase portraits of the individuals that make pure road racing, such a unique and worldwide popular sport.
Made in collaboration alongside DoubleBand Films, who are producing a new TV series titled ‘Road Riders’, riders portraits showcased include Michael Dunlop, William Dunlop, Sam Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar and Veronika Hankocyova/Michal Dokoupil.
Photo’s by Stephen Davison
Poignantly photos of the late but great Malachi Mitchell Thomas and Paul Shoesmith are also shown.
The Road Racing People exhibition will be touring around Northern Ireland in early April.
Speaking about his latest innovative photographic challenge, which saw 318 people take part, Stephen Davison said:
“The attraction of this spectacle is obvious, but my greatest fascination in 25 years of photographing road racing has always been with the people involved.
Making these portraits to accompany the filming of DoubleBand’s Road Riders series for the BBC was the fulfilment of a lifetime’s ambition.”
Dermot Lavery, DoubleBand Films added:
“We wanted to convey the sport’s very real sense of family and community. Stephen’s pictures record and tell us something revealing about motorcycle road racing, its people and personalities in a way that moving images cannot.”
Words by Stevie Rial