2018 photographs of the year – part 6: Pauline Ballet

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As 2018 comes to a close, we’ve asked our regular photographers to pick their favourite cycling images from this year

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Photographs: Pauline Ballet
Arctic Race Of Norway 2018, Stage 3. © Pauline Ballet

Whereabouts are you based?

Paris.

 

How long have you been shooting cycling?

Since 2013.

 

What appeals to you about photographing cycling?

Telling stories around races, capturing the peloton in landscapes, trying to photograph as much physical prowess and mental strength as I can.

 

What other areas of photography do you work in?

Other sports (tennis, running), portraits and documentary.

 

Please tell us a little bit about your style of photography.

I’m trying to take pictures that touch the viewer in any way: making them use their imagination about the context and atmosphere, and what happened before or after. Also, I’m a nature lover, so I definitely try to find the best composition between the peloton and the landscapes riders are passing through.

 

What assignments have you done for Rouleur this year?

Bernard Hinault portraits – a unique experience to meet this legend.

Paris-Roubaix, Marcel Kittel portraits, Boassen Hagen training.

 

What are your plans for 2019?

To have as much fun and as many emotions as 2018! 😉