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Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No.5 shot analog by Caro Paulette

Everyone that attended Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No.5 has a different story on the day, their story. This also holds up for the photographers who tell their stories through photos. This time we present the view of French photographer Caro Paulette.
Photography: Caro Paulette

“Since I remember I’ve always wanted to catch that precious second when people’s souls comes out from their bodies and eyes. That second that can’t lie about who you are or what you are going to do. Taking race pictures is always fun. It’s also a challenge for me, considering all the good photographers around on Red Hook Criterium (killing the game with their amazing shot). I learnt a lot being by their side, mostly with Jason Sellers. Hunting people’s spirit is really what I like to do even in my every day life. I feel so blessed to have that specific link with the riders. Race after race we understand each other better and better. I know how they feel during the day and when it’s the right moment to talk to them. Using an analog camera is a real choice and specifically that one, the Mini Leica 35 mm. I like to capture the behind the scene as if I was in my daily life. The mini Leica is a compact camera, pretty easy to use, that gives me more freedom. But also as it’s an analog one, I’m more focused on my subject.  But what I like the most is the faithfulness that the films give to see. If I could take all of my pictures with an analog camera I will definitely do it.”