I recently had the opportunity to shoot for one of Australia’s leading 4x4 Accessories retailer. Opposite Lock have been around since 1974 and have many stores Australia Wide. The photos of this Ford Ranger are for an upcoming national competition as OL are giving the car away. With all the gear on it this vehicle is worth over $75,000 away. This shoot was a bit tricky considering the location in a makeshift car studio which made it very hard to get the car lit evenly. In spite of this we worked around this and provide the client with the images we wanted. If you’re feeling lucky you can ENTER HERE!
‘RETROBIKE MAGAZINE’ EDITORIAL PHOTOSHOOT- part ONE
Some of my favourite images from a recent shoot of Jake’s custom Honda CB400 Cafe Racer for Australian based publication Retrobike Magazine. This set contains my favourite shots from the artificial lighting part of the shoot, the natural light set o f photographs can be found HERE
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Dean’s 1967 Chev Camaro 454 ‘Big Block’
Deans 1967 Camaro has been a labour of love. He has owned the car for 10 years and has slowly turned it into the beast it now is. A stroked out 454 cubic inch big block that looks as clean as it runs. Make no mistake this is a pure street car that gets driven regularly and is no show pony, This Camaro has so much torque on tap i’ve never experienced a proper big block before and was not disappointed. Once the fat rear tyres stop spinning and find some traction it just rocket-ships down the road at an alarming rate. Its just a mental, angry, brutish and loud car and i absolutely love it.
We started the shoot in the late afternoon to get some of that beautiful golden hour lighting in the backstreets. After that we headed back to a location for some light painting images to really make the car pop. Total shoot time was around 5 hours with a further 8+ hours spent on post processing
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In the Studio
Outdoor On Location
1962 NORTON ATLAS SIDECAR PHOTOSHOOT
This hand built 1962 750cc Norton Atlas Side Car is built, owned and raced by Tim from Classic Wheels & Spokes, Otway Hydroblasting & Metal Works. Tim is an amazing craftsman and his workshop is full of customers custom side car and race bike projects.
This husband and wife team race regularly in the Australian classic sidecar championship and theres no doubt this bike is the best looking in the field.
Tim contacted me earlier this year about a shoot of this particular machine however we had to wait a few months to arrange a time as the bike had several races interstate. On this particular shoot we spent a few hours outside at one of my favourite locations soaking up the golden hour lighting for some more natural light photography. When the sun ducked down over the horizon we then headed back to the studio for the indoor shots.
Keep an eye out for this sidecar as it will be racing the Shannons Southern Classic on the 3rd and 4th November 2018 at Broadford and the Australian Historic Road Racing Championship on the 9th-11th again at Broadford.
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VINTAGE INDIAN RACE BIKE- PHOTOSHOOT
Shot this amazing Indian Race Bike recently for a client and what an absolutely stunning machine it is.
The bikes owner Tim contacted me about a shoot for two for his bikes. This is just one of his many bikes and is going to received a bit of a restoration later this year as it wears the scars of race track battles. I love the well used look of this bike and absolutely thrilled with how the images from this photoshoot turned out. We started this photoshoot in the late afternoon using a mix of the beautiful golden hour sun and off camera flash to create some punchy images. Once the sun set we retreated to a local workshop to create the dramatic red smoke shot.
What blows my mind about this bike and rider is that it laps Broadford circuit faster than a lot of modern Sportsbike riders would. Not only is the throttle on the left hand side of the handlebar but the bike runs a Girder fork front en, this thing must be one hell of a hairy ride. Hats off to the legends that race these things at the speed they do. This particular bike is owned and race by Tim from Classic Wheels & Spokes, Otway Hydroblasting & Metal Works
They specialise in building classic Sidecars and work on all kinds of classic bikes.
Tim and Michelle also brought along their Norton Sidecar which i shot, keep your eyes on my blog as ill be dropping those photos in the next few days.
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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.
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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.
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.
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