If there’s a more photogenic motorsport than offshore powerboat racing, I’m not aware of it. Don’t get me wrong—I can’t get enough of guys doing double backflips on motorcycles in stadiums before adoring crowds or exotic Formula 1 racecars carving up the streets of some posh European hamlet. But in my admittedly biased view, an offshore raceboat in flight trumps them all.
Both the pleasure go-fast powerboat and offshore racing worlds are blessed with several excellent photographers. But let’s face it—and I see a few nasty phone calls and texts in my immediate future—none of them are getting any younger. Not that they’re going anywhere anytime soon (I hope), but that’s why it’s so good to see young Cody Edmunds not just learning his photographic chops, but bringing home some damn impressive images from the offshore racing world.
Did I mention that Edmunds is just 18 years old? Few people are so focused at such a tender age. (I sure wasn’t.) And Edmunds already has three years of shooting offshore races under his belt.