If you’re not following Digital Still Sucks on Tumblr, you’re missing out on a lot of great, yep, you guessed it, film portraits. That one of Meredith Miller is amazing!
Let me preface this by saying the Guest Gallery you’re about to click through (hopefully!) was no easy feat. Photographing macro details in a convention center isn’t easy, especially when you’re toting around a Hasselblad 500cm, equipped with an 80mm lens, an extender tube, a Phase One back and lighting the scene with an LED lamp. It doesn’t matter how much you know about cameras, that last sentence probably made you scratch your head a bit.
Why would any photographer go through that much of a hassle to shoot NAHBS? Well, because the photos produced by such a rig came out stellar, that’s why.
Photographer Atom Moore had the most unique camera setup at NAHBS. When I saw him toting it around, I had to see what he was working on and after flipping through his submissions to PiNP, I gotta say that I’m so stoked on how they came out!
Check out some incredible macro shots from the 2014 NAHBS in the Gallery!
Photo by Brenton Salo
Before this blog takes a nose dive into NAHBS, I wanted to share this portrait of Machew that Brenton Salo took on a sunny afternoon in Portland. Loving the tones here.
Kyle had me playing his private photographer while he was in Texas, directing me to shoot this photo of his new Shifter Bikes tee (that I gave him). These came out great, so hassle Dan on his Twitter to make more!
Photo by George Marshall
One of my favorite dudes in Austin, BMX legend / Fairdale mastermind, Taj Mihelich was interviewed by the Albion‘s George Marshall for the Rapha Wayfaring blog. How’s that for a link-heavy opener? Make sure you check this one out!
I was riding down a fairly busy road coming back from the post office one day when I saw this hanging on a utility box. It’ wasn’t the first one that I’ve seen and sure wasn’t the last. Easy target, huh?
Zeiss 80mm T* CF
Fuji Provia 400x
I haven’t spent this much time in Austin since last summer, and it’s got me out and about every day with the Hasselblad, shooting rider portraits for the Rapha Survey. Here’s a group of a few recents that I thought turned out great.
Recent Roll: Regular Riders 01
Via Shit is Riehl
Last weekend was the Texas Cyclocross State Championships in Fredericksburg, Texas. Unlike the last cross races I’ve shot, it was bright and sunny outside, so I decided to shoot with my new Leica M7 and Hasselblad, rather than the 5D. I’m digging a lot of these, check them out yourself!
Last weekend was the Texas State Cyclocross Championships. I headed out with my Hasselblad and my Leica to shoot some photos. While I’m in the midst of scanning everything, here’s a shot of Chris Lee, post-wreck. His bars got clipped, on a fast downhill section, sending them sideways and Chris, over the bars onto his chest. He sat there, catching his breath and moments later, his tube exploded from the popped bead. Luckily, the dude is ok.
More photos to come.
A few months back, some friends decided to start up a cycling club called Beat the Clock Cycling. It was started by Jon, the owner of Beat the Clock Messengers. The idea was to create a club that would throw local events, with one thing in mind: fun. Group rides, parties, goof-off races and everything in between.
So far, it’s pretty low-key but on New Years Day, a couple dozen people got together for a little impromptu Alley Cross race on the East Side of Austin. I slept in and missed the actual race, but took my Hasselblad out for a quick roll of film at the finish. Check it out in the Gallery!
Over the past few weeks, I hadn’t had much time to get out and shoot with the Hasselblad, so when we went to Hawaii to see Lauren’s parents for the Holidays, I made sure to bring it. Like the digital Gallery, there are no bikes here, just #naturvibes. Enjoy!
Woody, co-owner of Golden Saddle Cyclery, National track champion, actual US Olympic team mechanic and just all around good dude was recently hurt while mountain biking in Sedona, Arizona.
This post is dedicated to putting a smile on your local shop mechanic’s face. So make sure you tip! It doesn’t even have to be money, the gift of a cupcake, a beer, a coffee, or even a bottle of booze will make even the surliest of mechanics smile. I don’t want to ignite a Reservoir Dogs debate, I just want to let you know that they appreciate it!
In the meantime, let’s send Woody some good wishes. He’s all broken. Read up more at GSC.
Miss ya buddy.
Photo by Terry Barentsen
There are very few photographers who continue to shoot sports like BMX with a Hasselblad and the Full Frame Collective team is one of the best. Check out Cubby’s rail hop for example. Perfect timing! Check out more at Full Frame Collective.
I love shooting 3200 Delta during the day. The grain just adds to the subject. But what I don’t like is when I forget to take the exposed rolls out of my bag before going through the airport’s xray. Whoops. Unfortunately, this was the only photo that survived and it’s a shame because this is a Beautiful Bicycle. Wilis’ Nagasawa built up quite nicely.
Photo by Damian Riehl
Wiping your bike down after every ride and refusing to lock it up may keep it in pristine condition but will it have character? Or a soul? Prolly not. Well used components and frames seem to sprout a personality with the patina from daily use and Damian Riehl has captured that with a few photos. This one in particular is my favorite, a 150mm shot (with an extension tube) from his Hasselblad of a Zipp hub.
It’s the weekend, I’ll be busy covering the Philly Bike Expo, so don’t expect any updates. Instead, head out and get on the road. I wish I could ride on the 1 every day.
There’s nothing better than drinking from the Earth after a mean Cat 2 climb in 90+ degree weather. Last weekend, a big group of us did the Geyserville loop and after the initial descent, there was a water trough filled with ice cold spring water. I took my Hasselblad out of the videographer’s car and snapped a few shots of my Geekhouse resting on this oasis.