Absa Cape Epic through the eyes of Kelvin Trautman

Take a look at how Kelvin Trautman, one of South Africa’s top adventure photographers saw this years Absa Cape Epic.

Below are a couple of Kelvin’s favourite photos from this years race. Stunning.

A bit more about Kelvin:

Kelvin works as an adventure photojournalist and film maker focusing on extreme sports and adventure travel, and while his assignments may vary what this essentially means is that he chases adventure and tells stories. As such over the years he has been fortunate enough to document a number of endurance events and projects around the world including TransAlps Run, TransRockies Bike, Volvo Ocean Race, Ironman, Comrades, and now Cape Epic. Kelvin explains: ‘I really enjoyed shooting the Epic because it encapsulated alot of what I love about my job. It was about telling human stories – and believe me there is plenty human drama to convey. It was about combining sports and art. It’s about using creative dexterity to adapt to ever changing conditions. Its about dust in the eyes and camera, no sleep, press deadlines, and sunburn – ok, maybe these last couple points are not so enjoyable, but in a sadistic sought of way it does make feel like you earned your keep. The Cape Epic is truly a world class event, from the logistics, and the scenery to the world class field of MTBikers that it attracts. There are so many stories within stories that at times you not sure where to point the camera. But hopefully the selection of pics below give you some inkling to what the 2013 Absa Cape Epic was all about.’