Most people think of rowing as a fast-paced, physically-demanding sport, but we’ve found a few photographers that capture it as fine art in motion. If you’re looking for a new side to rowing we urge you to take a look at the works of Igor Meijer and Joel Rogers.
Meijer is a well-published rower himself who abandoned the world of fashion photography a decade ago to turn his photographic lens on something a little more personally inspiring. He plans to publish a book of his rowing photos which tend to capture the solitary beauty of the natural elements, and may be a necessary coffee-table staple for anyone with a passion for rowing like we have.
Rogers, a Seattle-based professional photographer, turns his artistic eye to his passions as well. A sense of exploration underlies his three rowing albums that capture moments in rowing often missed by the general audience of fans, due to his unique vantage points.
Whether you’re inspired by the aesthetic beauty of rowing, or its competitive edge, in rowing photography there is something for everyone. If you’re a racing buff, you may get lost for hours in the mecca of archives from 1986 to present day at Sport Graphics. And just in case you haven’t had enough, take a look at myrowingphotos for all your major rowing events from 1999 to present day. Their rowing calendars may interest those of you that want rowing to be a part of your daily life.
Lastly, if you find other aspects of rowing a little easier on the eye, you may find something in common with German NL Roei, who aims to prove that it’s just a bunch of babes and hunks powering those agile vessels across the water.