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Cross photos will become “Dirty Pictures” book

Posted by on November 17th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Cover of new book based
on Portland cyclocross images.

One of the biggest stories about this year’s cyclocross season (besides the record crowds) has been the emergence of PDXCross.com.

The site launched back in September and offers a weekly photo slideshow of all the glorious, painful and muddy action. The work is a collaboration between a team of professional photographers who are self-described as an, “improbable group of un-hipsters” who “love photography and cyclocross.”

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Among the talented shooters are Torsten Kjellstrand, Rob Finch, Jamie Francis, Tim LaBarge, Pamela Royal and Mike Davis. Their work is inspiring. Each week the engaging, black-and-white images tell stories not just about the racing action, but about the people, the location, and the feelings that cyclocross brings out.

Cross Crusade '08 - Alpenrose-12.jpg
Photographer Torsten Kjellstrand
is one of the men behind
(Photo © J. Maus)

In December, they plan to unveil Dirty Pictures, Volume One a book that “will celebrate the 2008 cyclocross season” with their best photos of the year.

The book will also feature an essay by talented writer/photographer/racer Heidi Swift and quotes and quips from local racers.

The book will be printed on high-quality paper and will be offered as both a softcover ($45) and a hardcover ($65) and it’s expected to be ready for order in time for Christmas. More details will be available at the Cross Crusade after party slated for December 7th.

Stay tuned for more about Dirty Pictures and an invite to the launch party shindig that’s being planned.

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  • Adam November 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Please let us know when and how we can order these. Can’t wait to check it out!

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  • David A November 17, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Their photos are some of the best b&w photography I’ve seen. This album will be a great one to have for anyone who is interested, not only in cyclocross, but photography in general.

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  • Dave November 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Word is they will have ordering info at the Dec 7th crusade party.

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  • Chris Sullivan November 17, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Where’s the BikePortland photo book, Jonathan?

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