This past Saturday I took a trip back to my roots as a professional photographer and some of the best times of my life. About ten years ago I was lucky enough to get roped into photographing Roller Derby as it was reemerging on to the counter culture scene by my close friend Erin Nelson aka Althea in Hell. Pictured below in a heated and passionate coaching moment. You can visit the Chicago Outfit website for a bout schedule and more information at www.chicagooutfitrollerderby.com
Roller Derby really carried my photography along in a sense. It takes pretty excellent equipment to be able to capture this sport well. So I as I grew more and more understanding of the challenges and needs to capture the derby my equipment continued to evolve to meet these needs. My most memorable photographic rollerdeby accomplishment was when I had a triple double truck published in Blood and Thunder magazine. I had the privilege to photograph the Chicago Outfit it's first 3 years of existence and in that time I made friends and created moments I would remember forever. So thank you to everyone who touched my life through roller derby and thank you to Roller Derby for being an awesome thing. Please enjoy a few of my favorite pictures from the bout below. If you like what you see, feel free to visit the entire album under my client access gallery page, or at www.danyelduncan.com/chicagooutfit0426.