The Rollergirl Project is the brainchild and creative outlet for photographer Cory Layman. Cory was introduced to roller derby by the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls from Bloomington, IN in 2007. He started shooting bouts semi-regularly in 2008, during which he attended his first Rollergirls of Southern Indiana bout when BHRG traveled to Evansville to play them. Going into the 2009 season, he decided to devote some serious time and effort into shooting roller derby and opted to devote his time to work with ROSI until they dissolved in 2012.
In early 2012, Cory renewed his relationship with Bleeding Heartland where he has become a fixture at their games and assisting the league with their photographic needs. As 2013 opened, Cory was invited to join Demolition City Roller Derby by members of ROSI who had since joined the league.
The Rollergirl Project is Cory's attempt to branch out beyond shooting roller derby bouts and the once-a-year head shots. At the same time, it's his opportunity to delve into and explore aspects of the derby community beyond the leagues he's involved. This will be the home for any photo series or projects which he may dream up and would like to share.