Store shot for Born2Ride Motorcycles

This is a 3 image composite I made for Born2Ride, a motorcycle shop in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Shooting interior/exterior scenes can be hard with the massive difference in exposure levels on the outside and inside of the buildings.

To get around this I used a 1200W Bowens light diffused through a 1m x 1m softbox for all of the shots – one illuminating the very centre of the image allowing the viewer to see right into the building creating a sense of depth; and second aimed at the Indian motorcycles on the left of the frame which were underexposed and hard to see because of the reflection on the glass; The third image was of the outside motorcycle (which wasn’t in the first two images) which also had the light directed onto it from camera left.

Afterwards I combined the 3 images in Photoshop and revealed only the ‘correct’ bits of the images.

Not terribly complex but lots of fun.

The camera and lens used was a Canon 5D Classic and a Canon 20-35mm at F11.

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Recent shots on ‘Le Boeuf’ the Mamiya

Misbehaving Technology
Toby, on set, looking through some ones and zeros that were misbehaving.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Things Go Wrong
Sometimes, loading a roll of film wrong creates magic. Sometimes is ruins an image. Which is this..?
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
A Pear
I’ve always loved still lives. Especially of fruit and veg. Combine this with the fact I shoot film and this makes me nostalgic. Or a massive relic. 
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Guitar
Every year she sounds sweeter.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100 
Overcome with Lines
Architecture, vertigo and a day out with friends.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Ben
I don’t know which I prefer more of in the photo: Ben Skinner, an artist’s moustache in semi-profile, or that tapestry fading into bokeh behind him.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Lulu
I never get tired of photographing this beautiful girl.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Orchid Study
I’m just glad these are still alive…
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Dad & Coco
My father and the adorable Coco, named after Chanel, outside the delectable Hillcrest Berry Farm in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. I had some seriously delicious scones there.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
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The shop at Hillcrest Berry Farm in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Dad
My father a man whom, I am glad to say, I respect immensely.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Pear and Oranges
Pears are delicious. Except when they are floury. I suspect this one was. So I shot it instead of eating it.

Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Want to order a print of any of these? Prices are:
8×10 inch unframed – R750
10×15 inch unframed – R1250
A3 unframed – R2500
A2 unframed – R3500

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Nighttime in Wynberg

Nighttime in Wynberg

This was taken while on a stroll in the late evening with my father. Wynberg is a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa. It was dark and chilly, having rained a bit that afternoon. This scene caught my eye and reminded me of the superb work of Todd Hido. You should really check out his work, excellent. Anyway, I was carrying my Canon AV1 with a 50mm lens and shot this with a tripod to allow a long exposure to let the light ooze into the film. I just adore the way that film captures light and also how it captures evening skies. I really love the way this image came out.

Like most of my images, this one is available to buy as a print.

Prices are:
8×10 inch unframed – R750
10×15 inch unframed – R1250
A3 unframed – R2500
A2 unframed – R3500

Email me to order a print. Shipping can be arranged worldwide.
Framing can be done on request, just let me know in your email.