Red Hook Crit No.10 - Focus on the Photographers - Cooper Ray

 Cooper Ray - Photo: Cordell Murray

Cooper Ray - Photo: Cordell Murray

Bumped into my homie Cooper and asked him a couple questions about his experience photographing the 10th Edition of the Red Hook Criterium. Check him out!  & IG: @coffeeandbikes


What kind of photographer do you consider yourself? Street, Documentary. 

What Equipment did you shoot with at RHC10? Same as always... Leica M2/Zeiss Biogon 28 f/2.8. Tri-X. 

What were you specifically looking to photograph? I always shoot whatever catches my eye. Subjects that captivate me, interest me, or just plain weird me out. I photographed a lot of the spectators hanging out in the sun as well as the homies. 

How many photos did you shoot in total? A few rolls. 3 or 4.

How many times have you shot at a Red Hook event? More than I can remember off the top of my head.

What was your favorite moment of the race day to shoot and why? I really enjoyed photographing the lively flow of race spectators- specifically between the last chance race and sunset. Their was a wonderful mix of people, many of which were not cyclists. Everyone was out enjoying the absolutely beautiful day in red hook by the water.