The evening sun is just beginning to fade as Gary Johnson gets the Robinson Concrete Honda airborne past the cottages at Rhencullen during a practice session for the Isle of Man in 2009. So much of motorcycle racing is shot on long lenses but I like to try to capture the action in these lovely settings on the wider optics. I couldn't have got the three legs of Man in in any other way!

Stephen Davison Folio

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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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3 Responses to “Stephen Davison Folio”

  1. Michael Maness

    @ Stephen Davison..
    Just got the new book (Road Racers) Excellent work like the rest & I do have all but one.
    I think I may have met you at the 2013 TT & not realised it was you. I was at ago’s leap for the superbike race that sunday.