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BMW S1000RR // NEW PERSPECTIVES

I just realized it's been four months since my last post.
holy shit! where did the time go?
 

With that being said the last four months have been nothing short of jam packed. Between retouching chocolate until my stomach hurts, moving back into my mom's house, a few weddings, and a new tattoo I can't quite put my finger on a day in the last 4 months where I didn't have something going on...


 ...and I fucking løve it.
 

I won't bore you with the details of exactly what I've been up to, but I'll tell you what I haven't really been doing: shooting. (at least things I want to anyways)

So last weekend I set out to do a  couple of shoots to clear myself from the funk I had fallen into. I called my buddy Bugra to see if he had anything exotic or luxurious laying around to play with. Aside from a pretty Porshe he had his BMW S1000RR that he had been wanting to shoot for awhile now. We met up a little later in the afternoon at one of my favorite garages downtown and started messing around. It didn't take long before I figured out what I wanted to do and we just kind of went with it. 

While shooting a few weeks ago for Cadillac, I found a newish style of shooting that I'm sort of falling in love with. I don't really know how to describe it, and I haven't quite figured it out...but it's dope. With this set I found myself shooting pretty warm, dark, and not really worrying a whole lot about the retouching. I tried to get everything as far as I could go in camera, which for me is something fairly new since I  usually shoot 1 longer exposure and work the hell out of it. 

There were a couple of shots that I did do quite a bit of post work on, but the majority of this set is pretty straightforward. Let's dive in and see what we've got. 

GEAR USED // 
1x Canon 5D MKii
1x Canon 17-40 f/4L
1x Canon 50mm f/1.4
2x Paul C. Buff Alien Bees
1x Westcott Icelight

SOFTWARE // 
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

I [think I] wanted to create some sort of storyline with a character interacting with the motorbike, while still partially maintaining an aesthetic that could possibly be used for advertisement. I've been trying to study and comprehend automotive lifestyle lately, and I can't really wrap my head around whats actually going on in a lot of those image sets. They're pretty vague but very suggestive at the same time. I have no idea why a good looking guy in a suit with great hair walking to a Cadillac parked at the top of the most generic parking structure I've ever seen makes me want that car, but it fucking does. 

So I set out to try and make something similar without the focus on trying to sell a motorbike, just a focus on the dynamic between man and machine.


PART I // THE CØNFRØNTATION

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PART II // EN MØTIØN

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PART III // LIFESTYLE


PART IV // ENVIRØNMENT

All in all I'm pretty satisfied with the set. I know there's plenty of things that I could have done better, which is what excites me the most for the next go around. It feels good to take a step out of my normal comfort zone and experiment with different styles of shooting techniques utilizing different types of critical thinking and altered perspectives. The rest of the year holds a few various opportunities to execute new ideas and I can't wait to see what happens. To say I'm hyped as fuck is an understatement.

As always criticism is welcomed and encouraged! 

 

CHEERZ TO NEW TECHNIQUES, DISCOMFORT, FAST MOTORBIKES, AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.

 

-TRAVIS

 

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