Photographer and former Trials rider Joshua Turner is releasing a photography book inspired by Motorcycle Trials. Competing in various clubman events held by the likes of Manchester 17, Macclesfield Trials Club and Staffordshire Moorlands from 2007 to 2015.
Trials has had a significant effect on Josh’s practice as a photographer, particularly in the subject he is interested in working on. The recurring theme of his work is the relationship between the individual and the landscape, although a vast subject, this has a personal importance due to the influence from riding Trials.
The photobook is called Flags, taking its name from the method 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, that which comes from using the motorcycle to navigate the various terrain.
To publish the photobook Josh is raising money through Kickstarter and needs your support to get the publication funded. Please show your support for a fellow Trials rider and emerging photographer by pre-ordering a copy of Flags the photobook.
Also follow Josh on Instagram for more behind the scenes insights into his work – @joshuaturnerphoto