Roller Derby: My First Attempt at Documentary Photography

roller derby

Last semester I took a class called Foundations of Photography. My topic was documentary photography and as my subject I chose the fascinating sport of roller derby. I chose the topic to try and challenge myself and I think I succeeded at least a little.

Here is the final photo series (plus the featured one on top):

roller derby warmup

skates stopper

skating in a circle

helmet check



coaching scrimmage

unsuccessful blocker

blocking the jammer



I am quite happy with it, since it’s my first intentional photo series. But there’s still a long way to go to makes my photos look like what I envisioned (or even better).

Thanks to Roller Derby Ljubljana for letting me interrupt their practice.




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