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Contributors' Profiles

Alan Armstrong Alan Armstrong is from Cookstown, Northern Ireland, and his focus on the road race scene led to him building his own website www.aarmstrongphotos.com He has shots from Cookstown 100, Tandragee 100 and meetings at Aghadowey and Kirkistown. He can supply prints if required, just email rider details to [email protected] and he’ll see what he can do.

Andrew Barton Isle of Man-based photographer Andrew Barton has submitted his work from TT prize presentations, including ceremonies held in 2003 and 2004. More of his work can be seen at www.andrew-barton.co.uk

Ciaran Broad Ciaran Broad, Manx-born and a fan of the TT Races from a young age, started taking pictures of the races in 1994 and hasn't stopped. He has now decided to share his photographs on the official website for the TT Races. Ciaran hopes everyone will enjoy viewing them as much as he has taking them. www.iomttphotos.co.uk

David Burns David Burns is a talented freelance photographer from Northern Ireland. Explaining his interest in photographing motorcycle races, David says: ‘I admire road racers past and present, which is why I take the photos – to make the public aware of their skill and bravery.’

Robert Burrows lives in Northern Ireland and has been photographing road racing since 2005. He made his first visit to the TT for the Centenary in 2007 and enjoyed his trip to the Isle of Man so much he returned later in the year for the Manx Grand Prix. Robert has followed racing for a few years and was a part-time motorcycle instructor for nearly five years, before taking up photography. Since then he has supplied local newspapers and various magazines with photos, and also contributed many pictures to the Irish Bike Racing website, which is run by his friend Derek Clegg. Robert believes ‘whether you are standing behind a hedge or a lens, nothing comes close to the thrill and excitement of watching these warriors of the road do battle with each other to claim that top step’.

Mike Caine Mike Caine, one of the founders of iomtt.com, has and still enjoys taking photographs of men and machines on the Mountain Course.

Gavan Caldwell Gavan Caldwell has been taking photographs for various specialist road racing magazines for many years. Gavan recently turned professional due to the demand for his work.

Geoff Cannell, a popular and well-known figure among TT fans and other motorcycling enthusiasts, graciously allowed iomtt.com access to his vast collection of photos, spanning many years. The collection is of enormous interest to all fans of motorcycle racing. Sadly, Geoff passed away in September 2007.

Nick Carroll Although originally from Northern Ireland, Nick Carroll now resides in the Isle of Man and specialises in motorcycling racing pictures. His full gallery of more than 1,000 images can be found at www.NCphoto.co.uk

Derek Clegg Derek Clegg lives in Northern Ireland and freelances to the Irish motorcycle press, supplying them with high quality photographs from the road racing scene in Ireland and the Isle of Man. He has been a bike racing enthusiast since he first jumped out of the pram. www.derekclegg.co.uk

David Collister Motorcycles and cameras have been an obsession of David collister’s since the early 1980s. He has contributed images to most of the well-known specialist motorcycle press, including MotoCourse, for many years. David tries to capture the feeling of movement in every shot to create evocative racing pictures. www.photocycles.com

Bill Dale Manx-born Bill Dale has been a journalist and photographer since 1970, with an extensive photography archive including coverage of the TT since the mid 1980s. Bill's website library includes a comprehensive list of stunning landscape views of the Isle of Man as well as numerous other categories of photographic subjects, including an extensive library of travel photography from all over the world. www.isleofmanphotos.com

Stephen Davison Stephen Davison is probably the photographer who sets the standard by which others are judged in road racing circles. Stephen is a road racing enthusiast and closely followed the career of his racing hero Joey Dunlop. He has a extensive library of stunning photographs and his annual road racing calendars are highly sought after. www.pacemakerpressintl.com

Richard Dawson Richard moved to the Isle of Man in 2001 and now lives in Douglas. He is a very keen amateur photographer and has been photographing the races since 2003. He caught the biking bug about 10 years ago when a friend dragged him along to the local CSM training school and hasn’t looked back, although he is finding it harder to fit into his leathers these days. He said: ‘Photographing at the TT and MGP is a great pleasure, you meet so many fantastic people. Bikers are universally friendly people whether they ride sports bikes or cruisers – it is a state of mind.’ View Richards work on his website photos.tt-2007.com
Bengt Eliasson Swedish TT fan Bengt Eliasson first came to the Isle of Man in 2000 to see the TT and returned in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007, as well as attending the Manx Grand Prix in 2009. His photographs have been published regularly in Sweden Bike Magazine.

Bernd Fischer Bernd Fischer has been taking photographs of motorcycle racing since his childhood. Between 1969 and 1989 he developed a comprehensive archive of pictures from race tracks in Eastern Europe. He now works as an independent photojournalist, and enjoys photographing road racing. Since his first visit in 2003, the TT races have become a highlight of his year. Contact him by emailing [email protected] or visit www.BerndFischerPhoto.de

Paul Fryer Paul Fryer, who lives in Northern Ireland, started photographing motorcycles in the early 1980s, mainly at the Ulster Grand Prix, North West 200, Kirkistown, the British GP, Silverstone and at Donington Park. He now concentrates on photographing landscapes, historical places and celebrities.

Steven Hanna Steven Hanna is in Northern Ireland. His website, www.sjhphotography.co.uk, is updated regularly with photos from the Irish road races and short circuits.

Daz Jack Canadian Daz Jack has had a love affair with the Isle of Man and the TT all his life. His photographic collection is immense and he was eagerly 'clicking away' during 2002, making up for the lack of action in 2001.

Richard Johnson Richard Johnson has been a keen motorcyclist and TT follower for more than 20 years. As well as enjoying the racing, the TT provided many opportunities to pursue his other passion – photography, gradually building a comprehensive record of most TT races since 1982. Until now the pictures had only been in personal photograph albums, but they are now shared with fellow enthusiasts.

Dave Kneen Dave Kneen is a Manx-born and Isle of Man-based freelance photographer who is a life-long fan of the TT Races. He has covered the TT Races, Manx Grand Prix, Southern 100, Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic, Steam Packet Races and much more. Dave's photographs can be viewed on his website www.manxphotosonline.com or you can contact him by emailing [email protected]

George Lue Born in 1961 at Rendsburg, Joerg Luedtke, known as George, saw his first TT in 1997 and has been reporting on the world famous races in various German newspapers and magazines ever since. He has also attended the Manx Grand Prix and the North West 200.

Fiona Madden Fiona Madden hales from Longford in Ireland, where she works as an Architectural CAD Designer for a civil engineering company. She was introduced to road racing by Damien Mulleady in 2005 – Cookstown that year was her first race – and she’s been hooked ever since. Fiona can be contacted at [email protected] or visit her website www.fionasroadracing.com

Manx Racing Photography Ron Clarke has been involved in taking racing pictures for many years, and now concentrates on 'pure road races' as well as World and British Superbike and MotoGP championships.

Tim Marchant 2003 was Tim Marchant’s first visit to the TT, but definitely not his last. Tim, from Peterborough, enjoys all kinds of motorsport and all types of photography. An enthusiastic amateur at present, he is looking forward to turning professional.

Ian McFeeters Photography Ian McFeeters obtained his first motorcycle in 1979. He visited the local road races and was instantly smitten, taking in the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix every year. In the 1990s Ian took up photography and now his pictures can be seen in national magazines and newspapers and numerous official race programmes. He is still an active biker and enthusiast, relishing following all the road race action for the enjoyment of others. Contact Ian on 028 9049 3011.

Stephen McKeown Stephen McKeown lives in Northern Ireland and works as a freelance press photographer. He has been a bike racing enthusiast for as long as he can remember.

Rod Neill Living in Northern Ireland, Rod has been a huge motorcycle racing enthusiast from an early age. He first lifted a camera over 20 years ago to capture the excitement, speed and danger that is our sport. During this time he has worked as freelance photographer, some of which have been published in magazines and publications, both at home and further afield. To view more of his work or to contact him, visit his website www.bikesportphotos.com - a site dedicated to the memory of his uncle, Mervyn Coates, who he says was an 'encyclopedia of knowledge on Road Racing in Ireland and Isle of Man TT'.

Richard Radcliffe Richard Radcliffe is an ardent motorcycle enthusiast with a serious interest in pure road racing. Richard has one of the most comprehensive photographic files on the TT, Manx Grand Prix and Southern 100.

Robin Sanders Born in Birmingham and a keen amateur photographer and biker for more than 30 years, Robin Sanders decided it was time his two passions came together. Robin says the TT offers unrivalled opportunities to get close to the action and the results speak for themselves. His website, www.sanders.plus.com, has more than 100 pictures from TT 2005. To order a print email [email protected]

Janine Soutar Janine Soutar's enthusiasm for the TT sprang up quite by chance in 1981 when she visited the Isle of Man for a holiday at race time. The TT Bug struck and visits throughout the '80s were obligatory. Resident in Austria since 1993, other commitments have prevented a return to the Island, but she is hoping to make the 100 year celebrations.

John Tarbett Fastrackimages John Tarbett has been taking photographs of motorcycle racing all his life. Having retired after 35 years teaching, he set up a website with a friend and began to collect images from club racing in the North and in Ireland. The aim is to build the site and widen coverage in the years to come. Contact 01756 796154 or visit www.fastrackimages.com

Rob Temple Rob Temple is Manx born and bred and grew up living next to the TT Course. The teenager is an amateur, but very enthusiastic photographer and a great admirer of renowned road racing photographer Stephen Davison. He is also a dedicated fan of road racing, and the TT in particular. For details of his work email [email protected]

Phil Wain Phil Wain’s interest in motorcycles stems from his parents, fans since the early 1960s. He attended his first meeting in 1975 aged just six months! A regular at all major meetings, he edits www.realroadracing.com. Although primarily a journalist, Phil takes pictures purely for pleasure at the TT and is also a major contributor to Irish Racer Magazine, the Isle of Man TT Race organisation as well as being PR officer for a number of leading riders.

Ian Watson Ian Watson used to live in Scotland and attended the TT in the 1980s. Now he lives in Canada, where there ‘isn't much road racing’. He attended his first TT for 15 years in 2002.

John Watterson John Watterson is well-known in road racing circles for his reports and photographs. He is the respected sports editor at Isle of Man Newspapers and you can often find his pictures gracing the pages of the newspaper group’s titles. Contact him by emailing [email protected] or visit www.iomtoday.co.im

Mike Yiend Mike Yiend has been a photographer of motorcycle sport, particularly the TT, Manx Grand Prix and Southern 100, over the past thirty years. Mike’s earliest photographs were taken when he was only fourteen-years-old! Email Mike at [email protected]