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John’s Canadian Black & White Photo Gallery!

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Canadian Black & White Photo Gallery: Another great collection from John Thomson, and this time with the added atmosphere of black and white images shot on film. All from Canada in the 80s and 90s – Classic work from John.

John introduces his Black & White collection: Digital cameras have greatly improved cycling photography, but I still love the look of black and white film. These are shots taken in southern British Columbia mostly in the 1980s and 90s using Pentax and Nikon 35mm, Pentax 645 with a leaf shutter lens and an old Rolleicord twin lens reflex with a Metz potato masher flash.

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Brian Walton wins Pan American Games selection race in Fort Langley BC

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Brian Walton checks out the photographer on the back of a moto

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Kent Bostick multiple US time trial champion at Fort Langley road race

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Brian Walton and Kent Bostick at Fort Langley road race

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Bruce Spicer and Brian Walton at Olympic trials road race at UBC Vancouver

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Chris Koberstein leads at Tour de White Rock

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US and Olympic champion Steve Hegg and Brian Walton at Tour de White Rock

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Alex Steida rides a Softride bike at Tour de White Rock time trial

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Brian Walton with snow falling at Westwood Motorsport Park Coquitlam BC

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Gastown GP crash

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Paul Tettamanti 6-time Tour de White Rock road race winner at Fort Langley road race

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Canadian cycling legend Gervais Rioux at Tour de White Rock

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Gervais Rioux, Chris Koberstein and Czeslaw Lukaszewicz at Tour de White Rock

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Brit Steve Poulter at Guildford Town Centre criterium Surrey BC

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4-time Canadian national road champion Czeslaw Lukaszewicz at Victoria BC road race

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Gervais Rioux leads Alex Steida at UBC criterium in Vancouver

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Roy Knickman and Czeslaw Lukaszewicz at Victoria BC road race

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Warren Sallenbach wins BC cyclocross championships at Fort Langley BC

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BC cyclocross championships at Fort Langley BC

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Brian Walton rides the uphill time trial at Tour de White Rock

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Uphill time trial at Tour de White Rock

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Gervais Rioux owner of Argon 18 at Tour de White Rock

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Brian Walton 1989 Milk Race winner at Fort Langley road race

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Stephen Swart at Tour de White Rock

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Alex Stieda at Fort Langley road race

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Canadian Olympian Chris Koberstein at Tour de White Rock

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Plaza of Nations criterium Vancouver BC

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Mavic support gives medical aid at Merritt to Kamloops stage race criterium in BC

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Brian Walton wins BC cyclocross championships Fort Langley

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Stephen Swart at Victoria BC stage race time trial

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Multiple Canadian champion Gervias Rioux at Fort Langley road race

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Olympian Curt Harnett at Canadian track championships Victoria BC

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Ladner BC criterium

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Canadian Olympian Yvan Waddell at Tour de White Rock

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6-time Tour de White Rock road race winner Brian Walton

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Canadian national team rider (and my training buddy as a junior) Damian O’Hagan at Lake City road race Burnaby, BC on his Marinoni in the 80’s. The first race I ever shot

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Self-portrait

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