A Cycling with David Trimble and his Lomography Sprocket Rocket

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Adventure is the keyword that rapresents at 100% David Trimble. He is an architect, in love with cycling and photography. He choosed the location for the "Red Hook Criterium", a night race riserved for track bike with a fixed ratio. He has respond to our interview and shooted for us. Let's read and see what he got.

How did you start your interest on cycling?

My father and uncle were famous frame builders which planted the seed at an early age. Trimble bikes were some of the very first carbon fiber frames in existence. Would you like to know better what we are talking about? Click here.

Do you see any connection with analogue photography and bikes?

Photography and cycling are both passions of mine. Old analogue cameras are often beautiful pieces of machinery and art. The craftsmanship of an old camera is reminds me of a vintage handmade steel track bike.The biggest similarity is that both cameras and bikes open avenues for adventures. The simpler the camera and the simpler the bike the more you experience the adventure.

Did you shoot while riding your bike? If yes, any tips?

I rarely shoot while riding because I’m always going as fast as possible! When I slow down and shoot of the bike it helps to have a compact and simple camera. A SLR is nearly impossible for example.

Tell us a bit about Red Hook Criterium, will you extend to other cities too?

The Red Hook Criterium is a race I started 5 years ago for a few friends on my birthday. It has now grown to a big event. Currently we have a race in Brooklyn in March and a race in October in Milan. Next year we will expand. I’m looking into more US cities and Berlin and possibly Paris.

Which bike do you use? Most suitable for Milan and for NYC

The best bike for Milan is a mountain bike! The tram lines and cobblestones are rough and in bad weather impossible to ride. In New York City I prefer a simple track bike. The city flows well and its easy to get around. On the weekends I ride long distances on my road bike.

Favorite place where to take shots in Milan and NYC

In New York City the neighborhood where I live is called Red Hook. This is where the race gets its name. This neighborhood is right on the water and is both beautiful and in complete contrast to what most people think NYC looks like. In Milan everything is new and unfamiliar so anywhere!

Where have you said “f#k I don’t have my Sprocket Rocket with me*

This weekend I rode the L’Eroica which is a 130km ride through the country side in Tuscany. We started out before sunrise. After a few kilometers the sun emerged and I felt like I was riding through a painting. The Sprocket Rocket would have been perfect to capture this scene.

Do you wanna know more details about the Red Hook Criterium? Click here.

The Sprocket Rocket is the first wide-angle camera dedicated entirely to sprockets. And with dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures, there is no limit to your analogue creativity with this panoramic wonder. See the Sprocket Rocket in our Shop!

written by alessiab on 2011-11-09 in #people #lomoamigos

One Comment

  1. marriedtomyholga
    marriedtomyholga ·

    Man, beautiful pictures. D:

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