Race Prepped Yamaha R6 Photoshoot

2017 ‘RACE CENTER’ R6 RACE BIKE PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS

The boys at Race Center have done it again and created this beautiful 2017 Yamaha R6 Race Bike. This bike featured their FD02 suspension package and had spent countless hours on the dyno for a custom tune using the Woolich Racing tools. It has also been fitted with an auto blipper which sounds insane ( i had a chance to see it run on the dyno). This is one of the most beautiful looking race bikes i’ve seen so well done on creating such a great package. I always look forward to shooting the bikes that these guys build and cannot wait till the next one.

If you’re looking for shots of your race/track bike or some promotional photos for your sponsors shoot me an email and lets chat.

Norton Commando 961 Sport Photoshoot

Promotional photoshoot of the Norton Commando 961

Last week i had the special opportunity to shoot the new Norton Commando 961 Sport MkII for the new Melbourne dealer Benzina Garage. What a beautiful hand built machine this is, the attention to detail and craftsmanship is stunning. In the next few weeks i’m looking forward to taking some more shots of these machines in some different locations around the streets of Melbourne. For now check out the official Norton Australia website or head over to Benzina Garage to check out these sweet machines in person, maybe if you ask nicely enough they will let you take one for a test ride.

Benzina Cantina Grand Opening

 

After months of preparation Benzina Cantina finally had their Grand Opening last Saturday night and what a night it was i'm still recovering. DJ's, Mariachis and many shots of Tequila the place was packed to the brim even though the weather was freezing. I was on hand to capture the night but most of all to enjoy and catch up with good friends. Heres a small sample of how the night unfolded. 

Concrete Playground just wrote an article featuring some of my shots, click the link below to read all about Benzina.

CONCRETE PLAYGROUND FEATURE

Find Benzina Cantina at 84 High Street, Preston. 

Custom Yamaha TRX Photoshoot

Does it get anymore customized than this? I don't think there is one part of this 1996 Yamaha TRX 850 that has not been modified.  It starts with extensive engine work - high comp pistons + flatside carbs and head work - Triumph 675R Ohlins front end and brakes - CBR1000RR rims -Race Centre modified R6 Ohlins rear shock - Custom hand made exhaust - custom subframe - chopped and modified tank - Harley headlight - Ducati Master cylinder. The list goes on and on and is absolutely incredible.

I had the chance to shoot this amazing bike for Johnny Taylor. Jonny is an accomplished road racer who built the bike himself over 4  years. Everything on the bike had a purpose to make it go harder, handle and stop better (plus it also looks sexy).  This bike will be featured in an upcoming issue of RetroBike magazine in October, i'm pretty excited to see my photos in print.

In the mean time you can read more about Johnnys bike over at Return of the Cafe Racer in their writeup on his bike HERE

If youre after a proffesional photoshoot of your custom build simply click the button below and send me a message about your project. 

Kawasaki ZX10 Photoshoot

Darren from Race Centre has worked on my bikes for a few years now their suspension work is 2nd to none so when he approached me to take some photos for one of his customers as a surprise i jumped all over it. What we see below is a street modified 2006 Kawasaki ZX10R. This shoot was done entirely on location at Race Centre and although there is not much room to work with in the workshop as there is a lot of background clutter, we managed to pull off some shots that worked well. 

Stay tuned as I will be shooting a lot more at Race Centre in the coming months as they are Melbourne's Top Performance/ Race Bike workshops.

Check out their website below as i highly recommend their services.

www.racecenter.com.au

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R1 Race Bike Photoshoot

This shoot was interesting and a lot of fun. Richard had just finished his R1 Race Bike ( his wet bike) and wanted some photos. These shots were taken just as the sun was setting which created the beautiful backlight coming from the window. I had to move fast setting up my flash's as the light was fading quickly. For the hazy effect i ended up using the bag from a vacuum cleaner which was full of dust, to shoot the dust in the air we used air from an air gun in the workshop. 

Get in touch if you'd like to organise your very own private photoshoot

Suzi's Retro Suzuki

 

Suzi is the most bubbly fun girl you could meet which is fitting for her new bike. Her partner bought her this Suzuki for her 30th Birthday this year and had to store it at my studio to hide from her. I decided to snap a few shots of the bike as it was just too damn cool, it also gave me an excuse to test out some coloured gels and lighting for that retro look. These few images are a combination of mostly Elinchrom studio flash's and light-painting.

Local Road Racer - Promotional Photoshoot

Luke is a local road racer who i met through a mutual friend earlier this year. A great guy and a passionate rider he will be racing the Hartwell Series this year. His ZX10 was built by the legends at Race Centre who have made many go fast ZX10's over the years. Although the fairings are a bit rough this is one quick machine. Luke approached me to create some images of himself and his bike for his sponsor for promotional uses. It was great to spend a couple of hours with Luke talking about racing and bikes. I hope i can head out on track with Luke later this year and see how much his Kawasaki will destroy my Aprilia down the Phillip Island Straight. 

Here are some of my favourite images from this shoot. Good luck to Luke on your season mate.