Red Hook Crit No.10 - Focus on the Photographers - Phillip

During this years RHC I decided to take a look beside me and photograph some of the homies that work hard capturing the red hook crit experience. Some say that the race wouldn't be what it is today without the messengers that competed in the past. Well i believe that the race wouldn't be what it is today without the amazing photographers that have the talent to capture all of red hook crit's special moments with the entire world.

I asked Chicago native, Phillip 6 Questions about his experience photographing the 10th Edition of the Red Hook Criterium series. Check out what he has to say below and make sure to check out his take of the race on instagram & his .com.

IG: @Ph0t0phil and his website, littlemoosenyc.com

Enjoy!

 Phillip - Photo: Cordell Murray    What kind of photographer do you consider yourself?   Sports photography    What Equipment did you shoot with at RHC10?   Canon 7D. During the day i used a 18-300 f3.5 and at night a 18-35 f1.8.    What were you specifically looking to photograph?   I look to capture the last hundred hours of training. In racing or anything that requires performance, Discipline must be laid down first. When they go diving into a turn, you can see how much discipline, strength, and preparation was put in before hand. With everything going, flexing, and pushing, the athlete falls into "the zone" and that's what I want to capture.     How many photos did you shoot in total?   About 8000. I pull the trigger hard in the corners and at night. I'll do burst of 50 or so. I'm usually looking to get something specific, but I don't want to miss anything I might get by chance.     How many times have you shot at a Red Hook event?   3x in Brooklyn and once in Milan.     What was your favorite moment of the race day to shoot and why?   The finish line of the finals. I had missed it the first time out and kicked myself for not being prepared for it. There is nothing like freezing the moment of victory. There are so many emotions at the end of a race. The right photo at the right time can say it all. 

Phillip - Photo: Cordell Murray

What kind of photographer do you consider yourself? Sports photography

What Equipment did you shoot with at RHC10? Canon 7D. During the day i used a 18-300 f3.5 and at night a 18-35 f1.8.

What were you specifically looking to photograph? I look to capture the last hundred hours of training. In racing or anything that requires performance, Discipline must be laid down first. When they go diving into a turn, you can see how much discipline, strength, and preparation was put in before hand. With everything going, flexing, and pushing, the athlete falls into "the zone" and that's what I want to capture. 

How many photos did you shoot in total? About 8000. I pull the trigger hard in the corners and at night. I'll do burst of 50 or so. I'm usually looking to get something specific, but I don't want to miss anything I might get by chance. 

How many times have you shot at a Red Hook event? 3x in Brooklyn and once in Milan. 

What was your favorite moment of the race day to shoot and why? The finish line of the finals. I had missed it the first time out and kicked myself for not being prepared for it. There is nothing like freezing the moment of victory. There are so many emotions at the end of a race. The right photo at the right time can say it all.