Love to Ride – The Photographers – Kristof Ramon

The excitement of a bike race is very rarely captured in the single click of a camera’s shutter. There are so many intimate details in the course of a day, a story that starts before the whistle blows and continues long after the finish.  The story is told by faces of pain, in loss or injury, or even in moments of extreme joy. There are nervous glances and rituals behind the scene, environments of beauty, tranquility and sheer chaos.

Kristof Ramon has an eye for such intimacies.  His photos of large bike races such as the Paris Roubaix  and most recently the Ironman 2012 World Championships evoke emotion while simultaneously giving us context for what is happening in the shot.  His ability to capture the very essence of what it means to be a cyclist and athlete makes him a story-teller as much as a taker of pictures.  His photos tell both action and the in-between; the glamour and the grit.

We were honored to be able to use one of Kristof’s photos for the Love to Ride project, a haunting portrait of Seven-sponsored racer Mo Bruno Roy at the 2011 World Cup Cyclocross in Namur, Belgium..

One thought on “Love to Ride – The Photographers – Kristof Ramon

  • I’ve read “Love To Ride” three times since receiving it last week and applaud the approach you took with the catalog. It’s nice to get some insight into the production philosophy and the story behind the brand. The stories written by the guest authors are excellent, as are the photographs. I only wish I lived closer so I could check out the factory and Ride Studio Cafe. It’s great to see that Seven is part of the cycling community and not just another company churning out frames because they can. Keep up the good work.

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