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This coffee table album is the chronicle of the 2015/2016 cyclocross season, the latest edition of the renowned cyclephotos books.
This coffee table album is the chronicle of the 2015/2016 cyclocross season, the latest edition of the renowned cyclephotos books.
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Hi, I’m Balint Hamvas and I’m the chap behind cyclephotos.co.uk. If you follow 'cross you might have bumped into my photography, you might have visited my site or heard about my cyclocross photo albums. Or you might have seen me at a race, wearing my outrageously yellow waterproof trousers.

I’m a freelance cycling photographer, but my main love is cyclocross. Originally, I'm from Hungary and up until 2008, I had no idea what 'cross was about. I visited a World Cup race that Autumn and it was love at first sight. Since then, I have photographed close to 150 world-class races and I have produced five photo annuals, including the latest one about the 2014/2015 season. 

My books - so far
My books - so far

Producing these books is a labour of love. It can be hard work pulling everything together, but at the same time, it’s always really rewarding and great fun. It is a one-man show and the one thing that has been tricky in recent years is juggling work-related travel and the logistics of getting books to all those wonderful people who bought them. I’ve relied a lot on friends and family to keep things going. But this year, I wanted to try something a bit different.

So here we are: I want to use kickstarter to raise the money for producing the 15/16 edition and I’m asking for your help to make that happen!

Here is the deal: you pledge money for the book and hopefully, if enough people do the same I’ll hit my target, the project will go ahead and the books will be ready by July. Of course, as with all Kickstarter campaigns, if I don’t reach my target, you won’t get charged and unfortunately, the book won’t happen this year at all.

The 15/16 edition will be 240 pages of cyclocross goodness, including my best photos from all the major European races as well as great articles written by brilliant contributors ‘in the know’. Plus, Sven Nys is retiring at the end of this year, so this book will be a very special edition.

Here are a few snippets from the reviews of the latest edition of the book:

"This isn't just about the pictures, though. There are insightful commentaries from Balint's team of contributors, giving you a real taste of the race series. You don't spend this long following a sport without getting to know people, and Balint has used his connections to provide snippets of race life from key insiders who offer a real look at how tough this sport is."
road.cc

"I can't underline just how essential this annual is to even an enthusiast-from-afar such as myself, and I think it worth my pointing out that last year's edition is still sat prominently amongst my current reading material, though it will slowly be replaced by the latest edition."
thewashingmachinepost.com

"[The 14/15 annual] is a must-have for any cyclocross fan, especially Americans who have recently fallen in love with the sport but see little more of it than what a grainy Internet feed provides early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s the next best thing to buying a plane ticket and heading to Europe to see the races in person."
Bicycling.com

I’m so grateful for all your support throughout the years. I know this album will be a great edition and I really hope, that with your help, we can make it happen! Thank you!

Risks and challenges

This book will be the sixth in a row, so by now, I have the production process well honed and unless I'm struck by lightning or swallowed by a whale, the book will be on your doorstep by the end of the Tour de France.

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    Follow me at one cyclocross race at Belgium. You will have to take care of getting to the race, but once you're there, I'll take care of the rest, including frietjes and chocolate. You will get to see the process, you will see how I work and ask as many questions as you can! Plus, you get to see the best riders of the world from a unique point of view. Subject to finding a mutually agreeable date during the 2016/2017 season.

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