Cycling Inquisition Interviews Emiliano Granado Mar 11, 2013


From Manual for Speed

Klaus from Cycling Inquisition pulled together a rather comprehensive interview with my BRO, I mean buddy, Emiliano Granado (Manual for Speed / Outlier / Yonder Journal). As someone who aspires to one day pull in cycling photography work, I’ve always admired how Emiliano photographs the things I care about seeing with professional cycling. I.e. save the finish line shots for the other guys…

Here’s just a sample question:

Your collective work seems to turn the camera away from the action, namely key—but somewhat expected— moments in a race, and toward a more human side of the sport. Do you see this a conscious deviation away from Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”, or simply a different but equally “decisive” way of photographing.

I don’t want to argue with the establishment of the “decisive moment,” but I may argue that there are many, many decisive moments in every situation. With that said, we are not interested in capturing the same moment everyone else is after – ie, arms-raised-across-the-finish-line. The whole point to Manual For Speed and the majority of our work is to explore the unexplored. So if everyone is seeking certain photographs and decisive moments, then we’re concerned with capturing something else. Something more subtle, quieter, and more honest.”

See the full interview here!

  • Kerry Nordstrom

    So jealous of his world travels!  Interesting to know that he was taking intro photo classes a mere 12 years ago. 

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    • John Watson

      Also, loved Klaus’ Henri Cartier reference. Hadn’t heard that name since college.

  • DamianRiehl

    Oh, this dood! I immediately saw his/their stuff as more backstage coverage. Always interesting to see.