You have a racing and coaching background. Does that help you?
I understand this sport well, so my images do stand apart from others. I know where to shoot from, more than someone who is just a photographer…I know where is safe to stand. I get unique vantage points and still capture the finest, most dynamic motion.
You guys stand right on course at all races. Are you afraid of ever getting hit by a racer who crashes?
I’ve definitely seen some bloody, gnarly wrecks. Being near huge crashes is part of the racing world. Once during training in Chile, I had to jump straight up in the air, and a racer went under me. In races I’ve watched people go crashing through fences—it’s strange to see a human body go from 70 to 0 so quickly. I can get pretty shaken up from it, especially if it’s someone I know.