Premier Version, Behind the Lens – Nepal: Todd Weselake

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When we commission photographers to produce the images to use in our magazine features we typically expect to receive anything up to 50 images from them. This large selection then gets filtered down to a final collection of maybe 12 or so to be laid out in the feature alongside the text. This is a process done in house and away from the eyes of the person behind the lens. The selection criteria is guided by the text, which may or may not be also produced by the photographer, and often the physical constraints of the design and the number of pages assigned to the feature. The end result is often a situation where the photographer will be convinced we’ve laid out the wrong images at the wrong size – it is the lot of the humble freelancer that their art is often ignored and those dreadful people driving the desks never pick the best images.

In Singletrack Issue 104 we were spoiled for choice with images, as there were two photographers on the trip. Here we bring you Todd Weselake’s pick and story behind the images.

Words and pictures by Todd Weselake

About The Photographer

Viewing the world through his camera since the late 90’s, Todd has a strong creative sense to his work. His extensive experience shooting everything from action sports and portraits, to editorial and commercial work helps him view the scene from every angle. When he is not behind the lens, he is most certainly out enjoying the mountains on his mountain bike, snowmobile, or travelling to remote reaches of the globe. He says he just stops and shoots when he sees something – he doesn’t ask them to wait, or do it again.  It’s all just as it is.

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Todd Weselake Nepal Issue 104
1/1000 sec. f/10, 24 mm, ISO 640

Right off the start the culture was prominent.  With so much going on it was hard to take it all in.  Here, Miranda rides her bike through a typical village.

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Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (1)

    Beautiful shot’s of an amazing country, what an adventure, I’d love to go back to Nepal!

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