Photographer Aurelien Chauvaud has created a fascinating series featuring sidecar riders from Shanghai. The repetition of the central composition creates a strong relationship between the riders, suggesting more of a movement than a passing fad. Check out more photographs from this series on his website.
A photojournalist friend of mine lent me his lovely Canon 1d Mark IV and a 300mm f2.8 lens to play with on this day at the Phillip Island race track. It was a steep learning curve as I’m more a portrait shooter rather than a sport shooter, however, I did come back with some images I was quite happy with. The Sidecar races were a real surprise for me as to how much I enjoyed photographing the riders hanging on with their helmets nearly scraping the ground. Hope you find something you like too.
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The Phillip Island Classic Bike race has been and gone for another year featuring some very tasty retro and classic race bikes. It was a privilege strolling through the pit lanes chatting to enthusiastic builders and riders who welcomed questions about their bikes and races. Here are some images I took that represent some highlights of what was there. I also tried to capture more images of the riders this year as they were often as interesting and colourful as the bikes they rode. All rights reserved on these images. More images of the actual races to come!
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Saw this beauty parked near my bike outside the Oil Stained Brain custom bike exhibition. I’m planning to feature a photo shoot and story on this bike in the near future from Mischief Maker. For now you can have a little taster. Stay tuned.
I haven’t seen Craig in awhile and it was great to cross his path yesterday at the “Oil Stained Brain” custom bike show in Melbourne. Craig is a custom bike builder under the name Mischief Maker. He builds beautiful, street legal cafe racers that are a thing to behold. I’m planning on documenting some of his builds in the near future but for now I just wanted to show off my photograph of the man behind the bikes.