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21.03.2017

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New York based photographer Phil Penman is best known for his Street and cycling sports photography. With the Leica SL, he accompanied Britain’s Team Sky (established in 2009) during their annual winter training in Majorca. In 2012, Team Sky member Bradley Wiggins was the first Brit in history to win the Tour de France.

Since then, Team Sky has gone on to win the Tour de France several more times and currently takes its place among the world’s top professional cycling teams. Penman accompanied the team throughout their two-week training camp in January 2017.

“When shooting a cycling sports essay I normally take a bike myself, though on Majorca I travelled in the escort car. I hung my body out the side of the car, putting the Leica SL’s autofocus through its paces. To concentrate entirely on taking pictures, you need a good driver – someone who will also warn you ahead of any branches sticking out into the road.”

On the last day of the training camp, when the athletes had packed up their things, the mechanics had stowed away their equipment and the hotel was gradually emptying out,  Penman ran into the team’s trainer and manager. “I saw Sir Dave Brailsford walk out dressed up in his cycling gear. ‘Off for a quick ride?’, I ask. ‘No’, he says, ‘just riding to the airport to catch my flight!”

Phil Penman

New York photographer Phil Penman has specialized in portraits of renown personalities like Bill Gates or Jennifer Lopez. In addition to being published in well-known magazines such as Time and Newsweek, Penman is the photographer for Chalet magazine. Appearing four times a year, the magazine focusses on modern bicycle culture around the world, and in New York in particular.

www.philpenman.com
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