London: Rich Maciver

"My history in sports photography stems from a life-long passion for cycling. Through riding BMX as a teen, I’d pick up the odd injury and rather than miss out on the social aspect, I picked up a camera, rode along, and the rest is history.

Personally, I believe it was that process of shooting a subject I was so invested in that taught me how essential authenticity is in photography, in particular sports photography. So now, no matter what genre the subject hails from, my goal is to beautifully light and document them in their most authentic moments. Whether that’s on location or in studio.

Perhaps it was shooting BMX riders throwing themselves off rooftops and down stairs during those formative years that instilled the calm, organised demeanour in me that is required to handle the high pressure environments of large-scale productions, and the often time restricted settings of shooting elite level athletes."

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