Category Archives: Brian Vernor
Brian Vernor’s Black Cat Hardtail MTB
Beautiful Bicycle: Brian Vernor's Black Cat Hardtail MTB

Since Brian introduced me to Black Cat‘s work a few years ago, I’ve slowly fallen in love with Todd’s craftsmanship. In fact, this bike was my first introduction to the Black Cat moniker. As Brian puts it “I really love that bike” and it’s easy to see why.

Most mountain bikes, well, hardtails anyway, can be documented in ten photos. This one in particular would fall in that category, save for the amazing dropouts and stays. That and the paint job. I had the opportunity to rip through some of Santa Cruz’s trails with Brian last week and aside from one spill, this bike flowed amazingly well through the off-camber, technical descents as well as it scaled up some steep sections.

Even in the few minutes I spent rolling this bike around the block, looking for a photo location, I could see why Mr. Vernor loves it so much. See for yourself in the Gallery!

Jun 24, 2013 1 comment
Brian Vernor: Garage Days
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Photo by Brian Vernor

Vernor’s old Santa Cruz digs saw many a faces over the years. I crashed there on one occasion and it just felt like home, something not easy for a guy who spends most of his time traveling… In the last few months of living there, he began shooting portraits of all the visitors he had. Check out a few more familiar faces on the Brian Vernor Making Blog.

May 29, 2013 1 comment
Argonaut Cycles by Brian Vernor Free Digital Download
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I’m so pumped on this Argonaut book. I’ve got the physical copy and it’s one of the best pieces of branding to come from a cycling company I’ve seen. Brian’s film photography might have something to do with it. Might..

Brian Vernor did an amazing job capturing Ben’s vision and passion for ride quality and life on the bike. Argonaut is excited to publicly release the book, as only a select few have physical copies. Many thanks to Brian and David at Wilderness for helping us put this project together. We hope you enjoy it.”

Click here to download this incredible book for free!

Mar 5, 2013 3 comments
Brian Vernor for Argonaut Cycles
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Stoked to finally see some of these photos. Brian’s work is always inspirational. Here’s some information from Argonaut:

“We invited Brian Vernor up to Portland a few months ago to turn his lens on Argonaut. The book captures the essence of the brand and as usual Brian did a fantastic job. We produced a very limited run of books which we will have on hand at NAHBS. We will be releasing the digital version on March 5th so everyone can enjoy the wonderful work that Brian and David from Wilderness put together for us.”

See more teasers below and once the digital book is live, I’ll link to it.

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Feb 19, 2013 1 comment
Brian Vernor: 2013 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals
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Photos by Brian Vernor

No one shoots cross quite like Brian Vernor and here’s why. These four photos all show tricks of the trade that professional cyclists used this past weekend at the 2013 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals. From driving sheet metal screws into their shows, glueing sand on tires, extra low PSI and even, good old fashioned fire to keep warm, these photos capture the conditions of the race, without even showing the course. Loving this!

See the rest at Bicycling.

Jan 15, 2013 1 comment