23-year-old Laurence Crossman-Emms is a freelance photographer specializing in advertisements, promotions and events. He also describes himself as a bike enthusiast with a special interest in all disciplines of mountain biking, and 'just a general silly person'.
After leaving school in 2009, he spent time in Canada working as house photographer at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia and as a photographer and graphics designer for Whistler’s events publication, The Lost Duck. Now based in north Wales, he has supplied photo and film coverage from major mountain biking competitions around the world, including much of the British downhill racing series, and his work has appeared in many of the industry's leading publications.
Recently, he has provided exclusive photography coverage of the Crankworx MTB Festival in Whistler for The Lost Duck, Pinkbike.com and other third party companies, and covered the Fort William stage of the Downhill World Cup for Dirt magazine. He is also a past winner of the British Downhill Series Photography Contest.
When he isn't working, Laurence spends his spare time riding bikes and snowboarding. "I thrive being outdoors, in the countryside, in the mountains, at the beach," he says. "Fresh air is good!"