SPOTLIGHT: Spencer Murphy

His portrait of Katie Walsh was taken at Kempton Park Racecourse whilst shooting a series of jump jockeys’ portraits for Channel Four’s The Original Extreme Sport campaign. “I set up at the side of the racecourse and pulled in the jockeys as they finished their races,” he says, “I was keen to include Katie. I wanted to show both her femininity and the toughness of spirit she requires to compete against the best riders in one of the most demanding disciplines in horse racing. I chose to shoot the series on large format film, to give the images a depth and timelessness that I think would have been hard to achieve on a digital camera”.
Katie Walsh