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Sterling Lorence Interview Contest

Dec. 7, 2009, 4:24 p.m.
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1. Do you prefer film or digi?
2. Ever shoot medium format?
3. Cannon / Nikon / Other?

:canada: - Flickr

Dec. 7, 2009, 6:57 p.m.
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Joined: July 27, 2009

You've obviously been around the mountain biking scene for years, you must have seen and imagined some incredible things. What are the top three shots you wish you could have captured but couldn't, and what are three things you've never seen but would like to have an opportunity to shoot?

Dec. 7, 2009, 7:34 p.m.
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What is the worst crash that you have witnessed while working on a shoot?

Dec. 7, 2009, 11:39 p.m.
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sterling, what would you rather do if money had nothing to do with it. do a big commercial shoot or a chill shoot on a local mountain?

Dec. 8, 2009, 7:13 a.m.
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You obviously work with many people/riders during your shoots, who is the one person you absolutely hated working with and why? If you do not want to disclose the name, tell us the personality traits that bother you the most in terms of a working relationship?

Dec. 8, 2009, 8:49 a.m.
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I heard a rumor that Bike magazine was going to change its name to "Sterling Lorence Monthly"…. any truth to that? :)

Dec. 8, 2009, 9:08 a.m.
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sterling - what is the most extreme or dangerous position or place you've been in or had to do to get that "perfect shot"?

Dec. 9, 2009, 1:58 p.m.
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Joined: June 9, 2008

What is the single best piece of advice anyone has ever given you? Who gave you this advice and why/how did it change your way of thinking?

Dec. 9, 2009, 2:15 p.m.
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Do you ever feel pigeon holed as a bike photographer? What always catches my eye about your photos is the landscapes. Often it appears the rider is secondary to the environment. Do you ever wish you had taken a photograph without a biker in it?

Dec. 10, 2009, 12:24 a.m.
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Why biking and not another sport? 

"If everything seems in control, you're not going fast enough."
-Mario Andretti-

Dec. 12, 2009, 3:39 p.m.
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In composing an action sports shot do you think that focusing on the foreground or the background is more inspiring to the viewer?

thanks, iain

here to ride but i'm to busy building

Dec. 12, 2009, 4:13 p.m.
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1) How do you know when it's time to abandon a photo shoot?

2) Have you ever performed first aid while on a photo shoot?

3) Blue Steel or La Tigre?

4) Tell us about your gear set up. What do you pack with you when you are shooting dark and rainy days on the shore?

5) Who is your favourite photographer?

6) Who is your favourite rider to shoot with?

Dec. 12, 2009, 5:03 p.m.
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Would you ever consider shooting a non-pro, to get something different for those who enjoy your work, an "everyday joe" rider who wouldn't normally be a subject for a pro photog.

Shed head!

Dec. 13, 2009, 8:06 a.m.
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Hey Sterling,

My question is an odd one, simply because it needs a bit of explaining what I[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;m trying to ask you.

Every artist is driven by a desire, painters had it and photographers such as Cartier [HTML_REMOVED]#8211; Bresson as well. True artists have the urge to work, and are driven by a passion that cannot really be explained.
Sometimes this passion can be translated into a message the artist tries to convey to the viewer.

Apart from trying to depict mountainbike riding, is there any other message or even value that you want the people to think about when they are looking at your photographs?

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

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