Unsung Heroes: Derby Photographers

Posted on January 23rd, by demonic in Volunteers. 3 comments

A successful league takes hard work both on and off the track. Many people donate their time and talents to make SVRG a success. Let’s give a shout out to all the camera-happy fans who make us look fabulous! Ever try to take a picture of skaters in action and end up with nothing but a blurry shot? It’s not easy to capture the moment in sharp focus when a blocker flies through the air. These are the people who make it happen.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but our league photographers are priceless! Take Adrian Valenzuela, for example. His photo of SVRG won Derbylife.com’s 2011 Photo of the Year contest for the best color category!

SVRG by Adrian Valenzuela

©2011 Adrian Valenzuela Photography, SVRG skaters from left to right: Absolutely Scabulous, Spankin’ Firecracker, Sasha Degrader, Cannonball Iztik, and Steffin Razor

This photo is now a final contender for the 2011 Photo of the Year. Go to Derbylife.com and vote for #3 by Adrian Valenzuela by January 25th.

Derbylife.com has also featured league photographer Donalee Eiri’s fantastic Derbyverse gallery. Imagine a world where roller derby athletes peer down at you from billboards and grace the walls of art galleries...that’s Derbyverse!

Derbyverse by Donalee Eiri

©2011 Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign, Left to right: Kozmo Trouble, Skooter Ov’r, and Juicy K. Tore

Go gaga over Donalee’s derby gallery, arrange a shoot, or purchase a photo over at Photography by D.E.sign’s website. Be sure to show Donalee some derby love at our next bout!

3 Responses to “Unsung Heroes: Derby Photographers”

  1. Will J. says:

    If you'd like another volunteer photog this season, I'm available!

  2. nocklebeast says:

    hey, there's a rumor going around the internet that you're playing Santa Cruz in March (I'll be there!).

  3. asian0range says:

    Hey, Nocklebeast! Rumors are true. Glad you'll be joining us for our season opener on March 24th to photograph some double-header action!

    Hi Will J.! Send an email to volunteer@svrollergirls.com for details on shooting our bouts.