Author(s): Graham Watson
40 Years of Cycling Photography represents a lifetime's work for World famous cycling photographer Graham Watson. From Bernard Hinault in the 1970's through to Chris Froome in the 2010's, Watson's photography of the greatest champions and epic races is the most complete cycling archive ever captured by a single photographer. Watson was there when Hinault won his first Tour de France in 1978, and when Miguel Indurain won his fifth Tour in 1995. In recent times, Watson recorded the emergence of a new breed of cycling superstars from Cadel Evans to Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan. Cycling fans will revel in the variety and quality of the images in 40 Years. Sean Kelly's glorious career, as well as other great Classics stars such as Tom Boonen and Fabien Cancellara feature throughout the 300-plus images.
Graham Watson began his career photographing aristocracy in London with a heavy old Kodak camera made of wood and glass. He describes the transition from black and white sheet-film, to colour slides, to digital, and finally to direct transmission from the camera in the modern era. Watson has previously authored more than twenty titles, ranging from Visions of Cycling in 1988, 20 Years of Cycling in 2000, Landscapes of Cycling in 2004, and his personal Guide to the Tour de France. In addition, Watson has co-authored coffee-table books with some of the sport's most famous names - Stephen Roche, Miguel Indurain, Sean Kelly, Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans.