Wednesday, December 5, 2012

On the other hand...

I was probably a little harsh on the track photographers in my previous post. It's easy to overlook the fact that they see their job as being able to provide an action photo of everyone that races on a given day. The more photo's they take, the better their chances of selling some. It can be a daunting task, with lot's of variables, and I can see why some of 'em become a little detached and mercenary about it. Hmmm, that sounded harsh too.

But then when someone comes along that has the skills, and is clearly fascinated by the whole dirttrack racing scene, and isn't in it for the money, you get a much different view.

This is the work of Joan Cuenco, a friend and colleague of Scott's who lives in the city. I don't know the whole back story about how she found out about Oakland Valley, but she came out for a race, and was obviously struck by what she saw. I'll let the photo's speak for themselves. This is all done on film, by the way, not digital.

These are just some of the photos that I picked out, mostly from self interest because it's me and my family, but she has lot's more on her blog.
Go to http://joancuenco.com/flat-track-moto to check out more of her work.
Joan very kindly gave me permission to use these, and I would hope that anybody who visit's her blog would respect her work and contact her before reproducing anything.

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