Personal Projects (with a purpose)
Exploring a niche, with light and colour
Colour and light, pretty well everything you seen in a photograph has these two elements. Well, you might say that I am wrong when it comes to b&w images and I would have to take issue with that.
Black is basically the complete lack of colour and white is the complete inclusion of all colour. So, in that sense, b&w images are also colour images.
Light, necessary to show shape and texture, along with colour are the leading components of this new project I have taken on. I wanted to approach a specific subject matter and use both colour and light to illustrate the character of the motorcycle. I thought of the motorcycle because of its iconic status throughout modern history. Motorcycles have been used for a myriad of purposes, all over the planet by every type of person.
Motorcycles are revered with status, shunned with thoughts of danger and death, held in high regard by those seeking to break records and get from where they are to where they wish to go. They are polished to a glistening shine, driven through foot deep mud holes, dismantled and reassembled, upgraded, customized, talked about, and held as the centrepoint of exclusive groups all over the world.
Riders love their bikes. They love to talk about their bikes, where they travel on them, what they've achieved during rides, what they avoided during rides and more. My project pulls the energy from the rider and presents it to the viewer. The viewer has the opportunity to briefly join in on the story and gain a hint of what draws the rider to the life of a motorcycle rider.
I have just begun my journey.
At the moment I have no idea where it will take me or when/if it will have a completion date. I do however plan to learn and experience as much as I can in the process. Watch for future updates.
PS: If you have an amazing bike that should be photographed, please connect.
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