A few months ago I got an email from Michel Romen, owner of Rideprojects.nl and author of Bike Skills (best sold book about mountainbiking in the Netherlands), telling me he was planning on republishing the book with new photos and the question being if I would be interested of taking some photos of him mountainbiking on La Palma. I immediately felt that this would be a great opportunity for me to expand my photographing skills. I knew it was going to be a big challenge because I hadn´t done any mountainbike photography before but as everything in photography, with good lighting and a lot of passion, you´re always going to have a great result.
About two months and about 50 emails later, I went to pay him a visit in his hotel near my home in Santa Cruz de La Palma the day before our first shoot. We got off on the right foot right away and I knew that this was going to be an amazing experience. So our three day photoshoot journey across the island began! (more…)