About the Book

This visual record gives a comprehensive view of modern roller derby. Through 352 images, professional photographer Jules Doyle, a.k.a. Axle Adams, documents regular season bouts, independent tournaments, both flat track and banked track. Experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Jules Doyle gets front and center, capturing all the crushing hits, stifling blocking, and nimble jamming. He also goes behind-the-scenes for the private moments – when one skater gets her hand wrapped by a paramedic, another is upset with herself for getting a major penalty call and more. Having photographed over seventy leagues in action, he traces the growth in popularity of this fast-growing sport from its original founders to the modern day stars. Fans of roller derby and lovers of fast-paced, contact sports will enjoy modern roller derby’s history while photography buffs will appreciate Doyle’s artistic prose with the camera.


About the Photographer

Jules Doyle, a.k.a. Axle Adams, is a professional photographer with an extensive and highly recognized presence in the sport of roller derby. He has photographed roller derby since early 2006 and has photographed a majority of the major derby events over those years. He was the Derby News Network fan favorite photographer of 2009 and took the fan favorite photo of 2010. His roller derby photography has been published in fiveonfive Magazine, Blood and Thunder Magazine, Marie Claire Italia, San Francisco Magazine, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Q13 Fox News, King 5 News, The Olympian, The News Tribune, Portland Monthly Magazine, Madison Magazine, Del Mar Times, Orange County Register, Sports Travel Magazine, Just Out Newspaper, Roller Derby: The History and All-Girl Revival of the Greatest Sport on Wheels, Down and Derby: The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby, and the independent film Blood On The Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat City Rollergirls. He has photographed over 70 roller derby leagues around the world.
Jules Doyle, photo by Phil Peterson
Photo by: Phil Peterson

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