The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part I

The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part I

On this week’s show, my guest is photographer, writer and filmmaker Brian Vernor. For many cycling aficionados, Brian Vernor came to prominence as a result of his work with Rapha here in the U.S. His photography seemed to capture the experience of being a cyclist and doing the hard miles to be fit in a way almost no one else had.

Tanzania

To this day, his work often has a sense of the viewer being a protagonist, that his photos are inside the action, rather than of the action. That first-person sensibility has given his work a credibility that is difficult to earn and he is one of very few creatives in cycling who has capably shown himself able to shoot cycling, write about cycling and even create films about cycling.

Rapha Continental, 2007. 

While we had met and I was aware of his work, Brian and I really got to know each other as a result of his work shooting my feature, “88 Temples” for Bicycling Magazine. We shared a room for much of the trip and he is one of those guys with whom I can talk for hours, or simple hang out without talking. Either is comfortable with him. I’ve been interested to get inside of his creative process ever since I saw what he shot on that trip.

Shikoku, 2017.

BV, shot by PB.

 

The Pull is brought to you by the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the world’s premier annual gathering of bicycle framebuilders and framebuilding enthusiasts. The 2019 show will take place March 15-17th at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California.

 

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