A Flat Track Mind – The 2013 BAD Championships

Saturday night I photographed the 2013 Bay Area Derby Girls Roller Derby Championships. I am almost a regular.

The Oakland Outlaws defeated the San Francisco ShEvil Dead for the 20103 B.A.D. Champions on Saturday August 17, 2013. Oakland won 181-156. (bryan farley)

I will probably always feel awkward referring to a grown woman as a “girl,” but derby is a place where awkwardness is normal.

The Oakland Outlaws defeated the San Francisco ShEvil Dead for the 2013 B.A.D. Championships. Oakland won 181-156 on Saturday August 17, 2013 in Richmond, California. (bryan farley)

I might never live up to my derby photographer name either. I may never grow into P Giddy the way that Ellen Page’s character grew into her character, but she was a real derby girl.

The Oakland Outlaws defeated the San Francisco ShEvil Dead for the 2013 B.A.D. Championships. Oakland won 181-156 on Saturday August 17, 2013 in Richmond, California. (bryan farley)

I am just a photographer… with A Flat Track Mind.

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4 Responses to “A Flat Track Mind – The 2013 BAD Championships”

  1. B E Autiful, picture story telling!

  2. Thank you Tearrah Nova Thrasher Thank you for all your comments during the year. I have appreciated it… and congratulations!

  3. Karen Clark says:

    Great pictures as usual Bryan! For the record, I’m never offended (as a grown woman) when someone refers to me as a girl. I like your words.

  4. bryan farley says:

    Karen,

    Thank you. When I was in college, I started referring to female college students as women instead of girls. After a few years, it became a habit. Coming from Fresno, I think we have a different perspective. Grown women and grown men politely call each other boys and girls. Do you think it is part of the cowboy myth? (or heritage?)

    bf

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