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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

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