I love fashion photography, largely because it has the potential to encompass almost any topic or interest. This fashion shoot for Ellery features the beautiful Blitz BMW R60 ‘Great Escape’. The industrial black form of the German bike gives the Baroque surroundings a sense of gravitas and menace, an extension of the rebel image expressed with greater elegance. It’s great to see a model like Ashley Smith pose with a motorcycle without resorting to lad’s mag antics. The trouble is, I can’t take my eyes of that beautiful bike.
Here is a gorgeous poster series from Modern Motorcycle Company in Collingwood, near Melbourne’s CBD. These two toned images are screen printed locally and produced in limited editions. The blue and red colours of these vintage images are a nice touch, moving away from nostalgia to present the idea that these machines were creations of innovation. Check them out in their ebay store while stocks last.
It’s important to remember that a bike is more than an engine on two wheels. These photos from Brass Balls Flickr site really highlights the slick bobber frame and groovy tank design. The bike is called the Rocketeer. Looks like a fun ride just rolling it down a hill!
Couldn’t pass up posting these amazing sketches by Paul Van Denton. I like the glow and textures which separate it from the usual cold cut out designs that I have seen elsewhere. Who cares if it is functional?
You may or may not be a Brad Pitt fan but you got to hand it to the guy that he has good taste in bikes. Made by Shinya Kimura of Zero Engineering, their custom bikes are just as much artworks as they are vehicles. Their gallery is truly a viewing pleasure, not to mention their new 2010 calendar.
Not usually a scooter fan but I could not pass up showing these awesome designs. From Deviant Art.