FLAGS: A TRIALS INSPIRED BOOK
Photographer and former Trials rider Joshua Turner is releasing a book inspired by Motorcycle Trials. Having competed in various clubman events held by the likes of Manchester 17, Macclesfield Trials Club and Staffordshire Moorlands from 2007 to 2015, Joshua is the third generation of Trials riders to come from the Turner family.
Trials has had a significant effect on Josh’s development as a photographer, particularly in the inspiration for this book. The recurring theme of his work is the relationship between the individual and the landscape which, although a vast subject, has a personal significance due to the influence from riding Trials.
The photobook is called Flags, taking its name from the objects used to mark out sections. Josh photographed the field where he learnt to ride a motorcycle to tell the story of how Trials riders develop a deep connection with the landscape which comes from using the motorcycle to navigate the various terrain.
The book will contain approximately 30 pages, with 17 large-format film photographs. Josh has also chosen four images where he used to mark out sections when he first started riding; the sections are printed on to tracing paper and laid over the photographs of the sections. Please show your support for a fellow Trials rider and upcoming photographer by pre-ordering a copy of Flags. To do so follow the link to Josh’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter: www.joshuaturnerphoto.format.com/kickstarter