London 2 Paris 24hr Cycle 2016

It's been 12 months since I was involved in documenting this exciting cycling event and for some reason I've not written a blog post about it, so here it is now.

Starting at Greenwich the cyclists gathered to unpack bikes, register, prep and meet their new cycling mates that would be with them for the next 24 hours.

London to Paris
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
London to Paris
London to Paris

A quick brief was carried out by Sophie Radcliffe, aka Challenge Sophie, who would be leading the group to Paris and then off they went very excited leaving London behind.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
London to Paris

Unfortunately some didn't get far before the dreaded puncture!

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

The support teams were very quick to help and get riders back in the saddle and on their way, time was counting down and a ferry wasn't going to wait!

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

In the support car I got the chance to get a few tracking shots of Sophie as she sped through the countryside.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Regular pit stops were a great way for riders to get to know each other and have a good laugh, as well as getting the essential snacks.

London to Paris
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

These were a favourite amongst the riders and myself.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

And again a good time to sort out any issues with the bikes.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Riders were all smiles and in high spirits as they passed or as I passed them in the support car.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Check-in at the ferry, a quick 4-5hr crossing and a chance to rest the legs.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Even after hardly any sleep the riders were all smiles and laughter as they filed off the ferry onto French soil. Sophie gathered them around for a quick chat, checked routes, supplies and was ready for what was going to be an unexpected very cold early morning ride!

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

The French countryside looked beautiful as the sun came up giving the riders some lovely long roads.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Heroic gestures, silly faces and poking tongues out came as standard throughout the ride

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Breakfast was in a little french town that was still asleep when we arrived. The hot food and drinks went down a treat and was enjoyed in a small patch of sunlight that provided a bit of warmth from the early morning cold.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

And then back on the road...

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

As the sun got higher the temperature increased and turned into a glorious day for the riders and their cold hands.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

A quick pit stop, with a beautiful backdrop, allowed for a refuel, change into shorts, selfies and soak up some sun before hitting Paris.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Arriving in Paris and at the Eiffel Tower brought smiles, laughter, tears of joy and celebrations from the riders.

 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 London 2 Paris 24hr cycle sportive.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
London to Paris

Trying to get a group shot was tricky with lots of tourists wanting to be in the picture as well, but managed to get one.

To view more images from L2P as well as the rider portraits please go to -www.chriswinter.co.uk/london-2-paris-24hr-cycle

Surfer Girl | Lucie

Lucie is a sponsored free surfer and lovely to work with, even when the weather wasn't exactly tropical!

Some of the shoot involved wearing a bikini and then running and splashing around in the slightly 'chilly' water, she was 100% committed and with a massive smile on her face as well, a true professional.

Lucie Rose Donlan shoot
Lucie Rose Donlan shoot
Lucie Rose Donlan shoot
Lucie Rose Donlan shoot
Lucie Rose Donlan shoot
Lucie Rose Donlan shoot
Lucie Rose Donlan shoot
Lucie Rose Donlan shoot

 

More work can be seen on my site, link below.

www.chriswinter.co.uk

Commercial Portraits | On Site

Working on construction site's comes with many photography challenges, they are busy places with heavy machinery moving around, Health & Safety procedures that need to be adhered to and all of this while carrying all the equipment you will need for the shoot.

Setting up lighting on site is usually not an option without a lengthy method statement and risk assessment, so harnessing natural light, using reflectors and also subtle post production is usually the only way.

The images below were taken in a variety of places, from the top of a tower crane in central London to a large site next to Wembley Stadium.

Wembley Park Construction
MACE GROUP
Site works at Wembley Park
Site works at Wembley Park
Site works at Wembley Park
Site works at Wembley Park

 

More work can be seen on my site, link below.

www.chriswinter.co.uk

 

 

 

Poden Farms

I was commissioned last year by the lovely people at Poden Farms to create an image library of their beautiful horses and great staff at work for use in the UK and USA. 

On the day of the shoot we were blessed with beautiful sunny weather and a light breeze, this was handy as we did some aerial footage as well.

The staff at the farm were great and really up for a laugh during the shoot, the horses were the stars of the show though, very calm with flashes going off and drones flying around, it just shows how well they have been trained, yet getting a bit cheeky when the camera was pointed at them (see pic 5)!

Below are some of my favourites images from the day.

Poden Farms shoot.
Poden Farms shoot.
Poden Farms shoot.
Poden Farms shoot.

Yes that is a treadmill for a horse!

Poden Farms shoot.

Typical, when you want a horse to be serious.

Poden Farms shoot.

 

Here is a link to more images - www.chriswinter.co.uk/poden-farms

 

Shot with:

Canon 1Dx

Canon 5d mk3 

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L mk2

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L mk2

Profoto B1 lighting and modifiers

www.chriswinter.co.uk

Red Bull Street Style

A great shoot with Andrew Henderson, Liv Cooke and Jamie Knight with Pro Direct London and Red Bull UK ahead of the Street Style competition in London.

 Freestyle footballers at the LDN19 store in London.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Freestyle footballers at the LDN19 store in London.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Freestyle footballers at the LDN19 store in London.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Freestyle footballers at the LDN19 store in London.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Shot with:

Canon 5d mk3

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L mk2

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L mk2

Profoto B1 lighting and modifiers

www.chriswinter.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Ducati | Panigale 959 launch | Thailand

Another great shoot with the guys at F8 Photography Hong Kong for the new Ducati Panigale 959 at the Chang International racing circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

Great fun shooting on an international racing circuit albeit very very hot.

More images can be seen here www.chriswinter.co.uk/ducati-motorbikes

 
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Photo credit : Chris Winter
 
Photo credit : Chris Winter
 
Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Ducati Panigale 959 launch in Thailand

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Ducati Panigale 959 launch in Thailand

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Ducati Panigale 959 launch in Thailand

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Below are some of the large Canon glass we used alongside the Canon 1dx.

Equipment list:

Canon 1dx 

Canon 5d mk3

Sony a7R II 

Canon 16-55mm f4L IS

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L mk2

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L mk2

Canon 200mm f2L IS USM

Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM

Canon 400mm f2.8L IS USM

Canon 600mm f4L IS USM

Profoto B1 lighting

Profoto modifiers

Pelican case and Think Tank bags used to transport equipment.

www.chriswinter.co.uk

Premier Inn | Junior Hotel Inspectors

A lovely commission for Premier Inn to shoot their Junior Hotel Inspectors. A group of children were let loose on the hotel for the day to test the food, beds and staff.

A very busy, hectic day with filming and stills going on at the same time, multiple room and area shooting meant lifting and shifting lights and equipment all over the hotel. this is where having a good strong assistant comes in handy!

More pictures can be seen here www.chriswinter.co.uk/premier-inn-junior-hotel-inspectors

 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Premier Inn - Junior Hotel Inspectors.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Commission: Premier Inn

PR: Frank

Photographer: Chris Winter

Assistant: Ben Hughes

Equipment: Profoto B1 lighting, Canon 5d mk3 and L series lenses, Sigma 'Art' lenses.

 

www.chriswinter.co.uk

Churchill | Lollipoppers | WCRS

A great campaign to work on, 'Ohhh Yeessss' (sorry for the pun) for Churchill, Frank PR and WCRS London. I spent the day shooting the campaign stills, with Robert Webb and Churchill the Dog, and behind the scenes while the filming took place. To see all the images click here.

 Churchill 'Lollipopper' shoot.
 Churchill 'Lollipopper' shoot.
 Churchill 'Lollipopper' shoot.
 Churchill 'Lollipopper' shoot.
 Churchill 'Lollipopper' shoot.
 Churchill 'Lollipopper' shoot.
 Churchill 'Lollipopper' shoot.

 

Agency: WCRS

PR: Frank

Photographer: Chris Winter

Photography assistant: Ben Hughes

To see more of my work click here.

Book Cover | Marathon Man | Simon & Schuster

It's always nice to see your pictures in print and event better to see them on a book cover.  The lovely people at publishers Simon & Schuster have done an amazing job for the cover of Rob Young's book 'Marathon Man' a truly inspirational man.

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To see more of my work click here.

Ducati Multistrada 1200S Launch Thailand

At the beginning of this year I was asked by the great guys at F8 Photography Hong Kong to shoot with them the Ducati press launch of the Multistrada 1200S in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand.

As you can imagine it didn't take me long to agree to the job! I was shooting long lens on some of the beautiful winding roads in the Chiang Rai mountains and also out of the back of the tracking car, below are some of my favourite images from the shoot, some BTS and equipment list (for the geeks out there).

 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot
 Ducati Thailand shoot

Behind the scenes.

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Equipment list:

Canon 1dx 

Canon 5d mk3

Sony a7R II 

Canon 16-55mm f4L IS

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L mk2

Canon 70-200mm f2.8L mk2

Canon 300mm f2.8L

Canon 200mm f2L IS 

Profoto B1 

Profoto modifiers

Pelican case and Think Tank bags used to transport equipment.

www.chriswinter.co.uk

GB Triathlete | Abi Schofield

A great shoot with Triathlete Abi Schofield to capture some pictures of her training in the pool.

For more of my fitness work click here www.chriswinter.co.uk

 Triathelete Abi Schofield.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Triathelete Abi Schofield.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Triathelete Abi Schofield.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Triathelete Abi Schofield.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Triathelete Abi Schofield.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Triathelete Abi Schofield.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Equipment used:

EWA-marine U-BXP100 underwater housing 

Canon 5d mk3

Canon 17-40mm

Profoto B1 lighting

www.chriswinter.co.uk

BMA models | Mens fitness

A great afternoon in the studio with BMA models Jack and Karl, shooting some sports images.

You can see more of my sports and fitness work here – www.chriswinter.co.uk/menfitness

 Jack Sikora sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Jack Sikora sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Jack Sikora sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Jack Sikora sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Jack Sikora sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Karl Bowe sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Karl Bowe sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Karl Bowe sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Karl Bowe sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Karl Bowe sport shoot for BMA models

Photo credit : Chris Winter

More work can be seen at www.chriswinter.co.uk

Gina | Fitness

Great shoot with Bikini fitness competitor Gina Hunt. Check out her instagram - www.instagram.com/regina_hunt

You can see more of my sports and fitness work here - www.chriswinter.co.uk/fitness

 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Gina Hunt fitness shoot.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

More work can be seen at www.chriswinter.co.uk

Property Week | 40 Under 40

A great commission by the lovely people at Property Week to photograph the young entrepreneurs, disruptors and leaders of 2015.  

www.propertyweek.com/people/40-under-40

 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter
 Property Week - 40 under 40.

Photo credit : Chris Winter

More work can be seen at www.chriswinter.co.uk

Fashion fitness

Fitness fashion while shooting with Sandra.

You can see more of my sports and fitness work here – www.chriswinter.co.uk/womenfitness

More work can be seen at www.chriswinter.co.uk

Emily | Sport & Fitness

I recently shot with Emily to create some strong striking sport and fitness images. Emily is a sprinter, ballroom dancer and personal trainer with an incredible physique and was happy to jump around for an hour to get the right poses, a great model and someone I will definitely be working with again.

More sport and fitness work can be viewed here - www.chriswinter.co.uk/womenfitness

 Emily Wilson

Photo credit : Chris Winter

Wembley Park | The Color Run 2015

Before anyone says anything I know I have spelt 'Color' without a 'u' but it's originally an American event so it's spelt the American way.I love covering this event for Wembley Park, as the atmosphere is amazing and people love having their picture taken, some even demand it!

More images from this event can be seen here - www.chriswinter.co.uk/the-color-run

BMA models | Anna

A lovely afternoon in Kingston upon Thames with Anna from BMA models, shooting some lifestyle and sports images.

You can see more of my sports and fitness work here – www.chriswinter.co.uk/womenfitness