Fast-paced, exciting and always on the go: that’s how we’d describe the day to day life of Alejandro Ceresuela, a prominent photographer in the world of MotoGP.
What motivates you?
What motivates me most is to show my perception of the world of motorcycles through photography, to show how I see them and what they represent to me.
What is a typical day like for you?
My day of work on the circuits is quite routine. The moment I arrive, I prepare my work table, the equipment I will use and then I locate my work points. After that I’m in between the track and the press room, taking photos, processing and then sending them. I do this 6-7 times in a day until the track action ends!
Tell us about your most memorable adventure. Where was it? What happened?
A couple of years ago in Italy, we decided to go to the fan-zone, where the fans camp to spend the weekend. MotoGP, the discipline where I work, is big in Italy and it is custom to shake every car that goes through the road of the campsite inside the circuit. It was the end of the day, we were going with the equipment in the back of the car and the fans flipped us on two wheels and the suitcases flew down by the side of the car. Thankfully our equipment was well protected; it’s always cheaper to replace the windshield of a car than a broke lens!
What equipment do you usually need for your projects?
I usually travel with two or three cameras and 4 photographic lenses in addition to my laptop. I take a Peli Air 1535 in the cabin and use a Peli 1095 for my laptop. For the rest of my equipment—such as lighting and Monopod—and my personal luggage, I use the Peli Air 1615 and my memory cards travel in a small Peli 0915: you have to take care of everything!
How do Peli Products help protect your kit?
They help me in a very positive way: it’s very important to me that I arrive at work with my equipment in the same condition as it left my house in. Sometimes I go to circuits where the nearest technical service is hours away by car, so it’s very important that I avoid breakages or unexpected incidents. The equipment that I use is just as important as keeping it in perfect condition!
What advice would you give someone who is seeking the same line of work?
To have clear objectives and use your time wisely. Also be critical of yourself, but never stop valuing yourself!