2017 Absa Cape Epic Photo Competition

On each day of the Absa Cape Epic, the team of skilled photographers create spectacular images for us to enjoy. Bike Hub will be holding a competition to recognise their hard work and give you the chance to walk away with a signed copy of your favourite photograph.

How it works

  • Every day each photographer will submit their favourite shot with a short note explaining its context.
  • From 6am the next day, the photographs will be on The Bike Hub and voting will take place over the next 12 hours.
  • Each day’s winning photograph will go through to the “finals” on Wednesday, March 29.
  • You will then get an opportunity to vote for the overall winner, who will get a R10 000 prize.
  • The result will be announced on Monday, April 3, and voters who chose the winning picture will go into a lucky draw for a signed and framed version of the photograph.

Meet the photographers


Nick Muzik


Nick is a commercial/editorial active lifestyle and sports photographer with over 15 years experience in the photographic industry. His calm approach and strong work ethic allow him to thrive in stressful situations and produce great results. A life full of activity and adventure has led to an understanding of his subject matter and the ability to create powerful images.

 

 


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Dom Barnardt


Passionate. Father and friend. Photographer. Artist. Dom love’s the great creation of the outdoors whether mountains or the ocean and showing the world how he see's it. Always striving to capture time slices in a new way and delivering awesome images for commercial and editorial clients alike. And sometimes he just enjoys those moments himself, whether mountain biking, surfing or hanging with his girls and watching them explore and discover the world.

 

 

Ewald Sadie


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Born and raised in Cape Town, Ewald Sadie is a South African photographer who has followed his natural love of creating perfect pictures into the structure of full time freelance photography. Originally a software developer, Ewald has left the grind of information systems to work in the mountains and the open spaces of his shoots. Although he is most in demand with the mountain biking industry, ranging from event photography to catalogue shoots, his work portfolio branches into trail running, hiking and rockclimbing. Being a keen mountain biker himself, time on the bike for Ewald is about being alone and away from technology, a space to clear his head. Always after the epic shot, and always in demand because of his perfectionist, creative ways, Ewald is fast tracking his way to becoming a well respected photographer both nationally and internationally.

 

 

Mark Sampson


Having three degrees in the Natural Sciences the great outdoors is where you will find Mark most of the time. Whether on assignment for a travel piece he is writing or covering some sporting or adventure event, it is most likely he will have a camera in hand. With a background in sponsorship and marketing the 2017 Cape Epic marks 10 years of being involved in the prestigious event.

 

Obsessively concerned about the planet and it’s dwindling natural resources most projects he is involved in will include an element of the local fauna and flora in order to help raise awareness. Based in Cape Town, South Africa – when not out on assignment – he can be found out at sea or exploring the numerous mountains in the area.

 

 


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Greg Beadle


Greg Beadle is an international photographer and author based in Cape Town, South Africa. Greg’s natural talent is to capture energy and emotion through powerful imagery. Greg has been fortunate enough to photograph world-class events including the Tour de France, Ironman World Championships and the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race. Beadle's international clients include Oakley, Specialized Bicycle Components, The World Economic Forum and BMW. Greg's work has been published in leading publications in the USA, Europe, Asia, UK, South America, South Africa and Australia. Greg is a brand ambassador for ThinkTankPhoto.

 

 

Michal Cerveny


Michal Cerveny is a 30-year-old photographer based in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2006 he combined his passion for cycling and photography and in 2009 turned professional after his Customer Relationship Marketing studies at the University of Finance and Administration.

 

He works as a professional photographer focusing on sports, especially cycling and mountain biking, now covering the biggest and most important mountain bike events to win; the World Cups, World Championships, Olympic Games and going for his sixth edition of the Absa Cape Epic.

 

His long-term personal project is capturing the career of his friend Jaroslav Kulhavy. In the industry he cooperates with UCI, Specialized, Oakley, Scott, Mitas and others.

 

 

Kim Ludbrook


Kim is the regional chief photographer Africa for EPA Photos, based in Johannesburg. He covers major news, features and sports events in Africa and internationally.

 

Kim has won the South Africa Press Photographer of the year award and several other categories of the awards.

 

Among many other major events, he covered the funeral of Nelson Mandela, the fall of Saddam Hussein, the inauguration of Barack Obama and several civil wars.

 

He has covered soccer, rugby and cricket World Cups, the Olympic Games, three Tours de France and four Absa Cape Epics.

 

Kim, a Canon ambassador, has staged several solo exhibitions and featured in many photographic publications.

 

 


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Sam Clark


Sam is a professional skateboard photographer from Cape Town but also has a background in mountain biking. Sam grew up between the singletracks of the Grabouw region in the Western Cape and knows the area very well. Sam follows the summer between South Africa and Europe. 2016 was Sam’s fourth year as an official event photographer.

 

 

Hoshi Yoshida


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Hoshi is a Japanese photographer, working and living in Germany, and his specialty has been action sport photography since 2001.

 

His main focus is shooting international events with world class athletes such as the UCI World Cup, Red Bull Rampage, freeride movie productions and of course the Absa Cape Epic.

 

Hoshi originally studied Industrial Design and founded a design company back in 2000 called WHYEX.com. Their main clients are SRSuntour, Nicolai, OnzaTires, World of MTB magazine, mtb-news.de.






3 Comments

Tankman, Mar 21 2017 11:23

Stage 1 photo's missing?

Nick, Mar 21 2017 11:45

Stage 1 photo's missing?

 

Coming very soon. The photographers have been super busy and, unfortunately, submissions are trickling in a bit slower than expected.

Nick, Mar 21 2017 01:18

It's out now: https://www.bikehub....n-stage-1-r6311