"The ragged swagger of Irish road racing has been defined through the lens of Stephen Davison. But the 59 year old Antrim-based photographer, who started shooting pictures in the 1980s, has documented more than the hedge cutting, kerb scraping action that "
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In the late 80’s the youth of Ireland had a narrow escape when Stephen Davison gave up his plans to become a school teacher. “I would have been a crap school teacher- I was only interested in the steady money and the long holidays.” he says. Instead, he bought a camera.
His photography was coupled with a lifelong passion for road racing that has allowed Davison to travel the world (albeit in the steerage quarters)capturing some of the most spectacular bike racing action images.
His work is reproduced in all of the best known motorcycle magazines including MCN where he has been described as ‘the world’s Number One road racing lensman.’
Davison’s images have been reproduced in six best selling books: Joey Dunlop – King of the Roads, Beautiful Danger, Ragged Edge – Hard Roads, Robert Dunlop – The Life and Times of a Legend and The Flying Finn.
When he is not lying in a hedge somewhere he can be found covering events in Northern Ireland for his agency Pacemaker
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