Dublin-born freelance photographer and videographer Victor Lucas has worked for a variety of magazines and many of the world’s leading bike brands, such as Yeti, Santa Cruz and Specialized. He began his career in visual design, but got frustrated with life behind a desk and gave it up to explore the great outdoors, shooting images and footage of mountain biking and other action sports.
It was a wise choice – his work has since featured in many of the world’s best-selling mountain bike magazines, including Dirt, MBR, MBUK and What Mountain Bike? in the UK, and Velo News and Bike in the US, plus lifestyle publications such as Men’s Fitness and Australian FHM.
Now based in Spain, Victor spends his summers travelling the globe, capturing the highs and lows of many of mountain biking’s premier racing and freeride events. Winter is a little more relaxed, and he uses the time to get out on his own bike, and travel to interesting locations that have opportunities for inspiring photos and stories.
Recent projects have included the ‘Hill in Spain’ video, featuring top British trials rider Chris Akrigg filmed in the mountains near Malaga. Victor also provided coverage of the inaugural Enduro World Series for SRAM in 2013, including a fascinating three-part series on MTB legend and ten-time downhill world champion Nicolas Vouilloz, called ‘The Relentless Pursuit of Balance’.