Team Sky's Geraint Thomas

Known as a track cyclist [and certainly living up to that reputation with numerous Olympic and World gold medals to his name] earlier in his career Geraint has transformed himself into a brilliant road cyclist, much like Sir Bradley Wiggins before him. As a domestique for Team Sky he has been helping Chris Froome take a substantial lead in this year's Tour de France. We may even see him as the leader of a team in the near future and going for the overall victory himself.

This is a portrait of him I was commissioned to shoot a few years ago whilst he was still track racing. Shot in an impromptu studio in the corner of the National Cycling Centre, Manchester on my 5x4 field camera. Something Gearing was a little intrigued by - 

The Ride

Off up to Manchester to the National Cycling Centre this weekend to shoot a commission for The Ride. Just checking I have enough film and Polaroid and getting all the digital camera batteries charged up. Bit of a flying visit though which is a pity as I haven't been to Manchester for a couple of years now.