BOOM! The fearless fun-lovin’ riders of Night\Shift. This was the most fun shoot I’ve ever done. Thanks to you, rider, for engaging. Thanks to McPhail’s Cycle and Sport for the bikes and helmets. Thanks to Alternatives Journal for the opportunity. Thanks to Joe Martz, my co-photog pal.
Click through for an unreasonable number of photos from the “photo booth”. If your face appears in any given image, then you have my happy permission to do whatever you like with that particular photo. Roll down to the bottom of this post for instructions on grabbing the original much-higher-resolution version of your photo. If you post on twitter/facebook/whatever, I’m grateful for any links back to me on makebright / facebook / twitter. Thanks for playing. DW
Derek Grady (sp?) totally killed it with this pass, surfin’ the light rails. Dude, hit me back so I can get your name right.
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Kareem! I was short-handed setting up, and Kareem volunteered on the spot. Thanks bud!
That’s not fear, that’s focus!
Yes, I posted this earlier today, and I’m posting it again as the model of we-are-so-into-this!
Brimming with awesome.
Best snarl-wink-intensity of the night.
So many great passes by this guy. Happy serendipity of him throwing the light in the background in this shot.
This guy’s look was so together I hailed him over for a shot.
I was shouting motivation to riders as the approached the mark. Here: INTENSITY!
“Can I run by carrying a bike?” HELL YA!
Top Prize: Best-Hat-Small-Bike combo!
Mostly-still Nick, helping me set focus (thank you!). Step 1. Hold light up to face…
Nick: game-face on.
Eric Boyd, all the way from hacklab in The Big Smoke.
Holding the flash high gave this floating-head effect.
Motivation: CHANGING THE WORLD!
Offered to sell Dad this bike for one million dollars. Declined.
Did. Not. Crash.
Got to be a model.
“Can I sit in it?” Of course (it’s Graham’s bike, not mine)
And we’re never coming back.
“Can I use my own bike?” HELL YA!
Body-surfin’ the small bike.
See, I *told* you the jacket would look amazing.
Modelling career ahead.
The hood is good.
I am not even looking.
“I don’t know how to ride a bike.” Me: doesn’t matter. Get your friend to hold you up. Friend! Look up and away so it doesn’t look like you’re helping. Success!
Hood is good.
This dude, like many, were out roaming with their cameras. We had *many* co-photogs join in. Awesome!
Amy, Brock, and…
You look so familiar.
In 3-inch heels, FTW!
Just before wrap-up, the Waterloo Bikes guys take a spin while packing up their tent. Graham, that’s you, right?
Wheelie! Thank you.
Again, bikes and helmets, generously loaned by McPhail’s Cycle and Sport. Get there, buy there.
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