Last month, I was lucky enough to travel to Lourdes, France for the first race of the 2015 Downhill World Cup season and I witnessed one of the gnarliest and wildest tracks ever.
I have no idea if I was the only guy (besides Hoshi Yoshida and his Leica M6) shooting a World Cup race with an old, cheap film camera. Everyone else had this super expensive digital set ups and was able to shoot a hundred photos per second everytime a rider appeared in front of their lenses. But for me, it was only one click. One chance. Sometimes it was really frustrating, but in the end I had fun doing it.
You have probably seen the live coverage and the post-race articles on the biggest MTB websites, but this is different. Enjoy this unconventional photogallery with some of the fastest guys on two wheels.
Equipment used: Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 w/ Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.9 / Vivitar MC 28-70mm 1:3.5-4.8 / Sigma DL 75-300mm 1:4-5.6
Film used: Kodak Portra 400 / Ilford HP5 Plus 400
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Photos by Héctor Saura