Project: Life at Sixday Rotterdam – Beautiful Imperfection
The Sixday cycling events have a big history with the glory days starting early 20th century until the 1960s. Sixdays were held all over the world and velodromes were filled with crowds. Nowadays, only a hand full of Sixdays are on the calendar, one of them is the Sixday Rotterdam. For me as a photographer it is not so interesting what happens on the velodrome but basically everything that happens around it. The cyclists behind the scenes, how they interact with each other, how the mechanics prepare the bikes, and of course the podium girls and crowds. I wanted to document the beautiful imperfection of the Sixday Rotterdam.
The photography project got published in the Soigneur Gallery and was printed in Bicycling NL Magazine. From 11 to 14 April 2018 there will be an exposition of the project during the Sport Film Festival Rotterdam.
To get an impression of the project here’s a small selection: