Even though we are called 'Choppershotz', we describe the purpose of this Blog "to capture the art, freedom and spirit of the machines we love" That means about anything cool with wheels. Here's our first example - I shot this back in the late 80s, and it was one the my past 'loves'...the 1985 Corvette. She was my first Vette (okay,the only Vette I ever owned) She was powered by the mighty engine that was 'Tuned Port Injection' The Vette was a fun car, but like other C4s out there, it had more squeeks and creeks than my Grandmother sitting on the porch in her rocking chair. (A lot more fun to drive though!) The photography details are unknown after all these years. I know it was shot with a Nikon F4 and a Nikkor 24-70 w/ a Cokin 'Tobacoo Sunset' filter (Just liked the one they over used in the epic movie 'Days of Thunder"!) along with something we called 'film'.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
They say you never for get your first (ahem)Love. We'll hopefully you wont forget our very first Choppershotz 'Chopper Chick'! Meet Miss Carrie Sue. Carrie stopped by yesterday while we shooting Alan Bernard's bike (featured in the previous post) and is one many of the beautiful models we work with over at our commercial-glamour photography division of ePhotographics Group called 7imaging.com. If you have some time to kill, stop by our sister site (again, thats 7imaging.com) to see some breath taking images of all the great looking Playmates and Playboy models etc that we work with on a daily basis. (I know, life is rough) Anyway, we thought that mixing the bikes and cars we love, with the women we love, would make a perfect combination. So stay tuned. You never know who will be our next Chopper Chick!
Well my friends check out this hot little Cafe a Racer. After almost a year of searching for a direction for this blog, I finally got my act together and decided to finally start featuring my work as a commercial photographer and the bikes, cars (or just about anything with a motor and/or wheels) that I think we could all love and appreciate. What a perfect way to start out with this beauty. The motorcycle was built by local, legendary bike builder Alan Bernard. Alan owns Santiago Choppers, which is based out of Tampa (and 10 minutes down the street from me) He started this project with a frame built by Cafe Racer Builder Extraordinaire' Georges Martin. Before Crotch Rockets became...'Crotch Rockets', George was the guy you went to to get that 76 Honda CB750Four to go faster than a speeding bullet (and to make it look like one too). So Alan, started out with Mr.Martin's frame as the skeleton, then added the guts of a KawKZ1000,and feet of a Suzuki GSRX to keep her firmly planted on the ground. This is one cafe racer that turned out to be a nimble little 'eye catcher'. This bike will be featured on The Discovery Channel in October in a Documentary Series on Cafe Racers. I look forward to photographing more 'works of art' by Alan in the future.
Photo Notes: These images were shot with a Nikon D3, and an 700-200 F2.8VR, and a 27-80 F2.8 The shot was light with the Nikon CLS lighting system (consisting of 1-SU800, 2 - SB800's and 4 - Sb600's. As always, No Pocket Wizards or Radio Poppers were used during the shoot. (And no animals were harmed during the shoot!)