A CHANGE OF VIEW
Marcus Enno, AKA Beardy McBeard, is a professional photographer based in Australia. He has covered some of the world’s biggest bike races including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España.
Once you had caught the cycling photography bug, did you find it difficult spending life on the road or in the air away from friends and family?
Initially it was so exciting to be traveling all the time. But it started to get so crazy, in my busiest year I was away for over 200 days. It's calmed down since then, mainly due to COVID travel restrictions, but with a young family I’m keen to keep the travel to a more manageable level.
Out of all the big cycling tours or races, or even local events, what has been your favorite event to cover as a photographer and why?
I really enjoy the excitement and spectacle of the big grand tours. Traveling around you get to sample the local cuisine, visit amazing places, and the racing is awe-inspiring. That said, I also enjoy photographing my local club races in Hobart. The diversity in my job keeps it interesting.