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Brief Published: 26 Mar 2013

Landscape Photography by Mark Leary


London-based photographer Mark Leary captures vibrant renderings of the Tour de France bike race and its beautiful backdrop of the French Pyrenees.

In a series of rainbow-coloured landscape photographs, highly saturated crowds are set against contrasting pale backgrounds of graded colour levels. Leary used two long-exposure Ebony field cameras, using plates rather than film, to capture the scenes of the Col du Tourmalet, often considered the most challenging stage of the race.

Leary’s photography style evokes the work of pioneering colour photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii from 1909. Learn more about Prokudin-Gorskii and other creatives using contrasting colour to amplify environments in our Autumn/Winter 2014-15 colour concept, Polarised.

Mark Leary

Art & Design