After leaving school in 2009, Laurence Crossman-Emms spent time in British Columbia, Canada, working as house photographer at Kelowna’s Big White Ski Resort and as a photographer and graphics designer for The Lost Duck, Whistler’s events publication.
Now based back in the UK in the north Wales town of Ruthin, he has become one of mountain biking’s leading freelance photographers, supplying photo and film coverage of many of the world’s major mountain biking competitions, including much of the British downhill racing series. His work has appeared in magazines such as Mountain Biking UK, Dirt, Velo Vert, Outdoor Enthusiast and Mountain Bike Rider.
He provided extensive coverage of the 2013 Crankworx MTB Festival in Whistler for a number of publications and websites, including images from the slopestyle contest which successfully got across some of the excitement and madness that makes up one of the largest mountain bike festivals in the world. In 2013, he also covered the slopestyle competition at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes, and the Fort William stage of the Downhill World Cup for Dirt magazine.
Laurence is only 23, but has already won a number of awards for his work, including first prize at the British Downhill Series Photography Contest, the Zoom Award at the Zoom Welsh Film Festival, and top prize in the photography category at the tenth annual Okanagan Spring and Big White Photography and Film Contest.