Endurance by Theresa Ortolani

ortolaniI’m not usually big on motorsports — too loud, too stinky, too aggressive for my taste. I prefer the grit and grind of cyclocross and triathlons. But. In the right hands, all of that can be quite stunningly depicted. Case in point, Brooklyn-based photographer Theresa Ortolani has committed a rather stunning book called “Endurance” that follows one guy and his travails on the enduro bike circuit.

Check it out, the photos are really, really spectacular — I really appreciate her ability to convey the stark beauty in all the dirt, machinery, and machismo.

(Photo obviously from Ortolani’s “Endurance”)