I push myself for clients - no doubt. For an assignment by VeloNew magazine for 20-30 exhibitor photos with captions from the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show (NAHBS), I submitted multiple photos of each exhibitor so that the editor had plenty to choose from. Before traveling to the venue, I made numerous test photographs to work out a rapid deployment lighting method. As usual, I did not sleep well until the assignment was completed. I refined additional technical considerations in my head and made appropriate adjustments on location until I was confident that what I had done could not be further improved. Before photographing any of the exhibitors, I asked them to share their story. All that happened before taking their photograph with the bicycle they made, telling their builder's story in a single photograph. This is what I do. It is not complicated, but it can be exhausting.
These are my favorite photos from the 2018 edition of NAHBS published by VeloNews magazine. Waiting to see the first gallery: Immaculate Details was like a prom queen waiting for a date, but it was the second gallery: Personalities on Pedals that made our day here at Sunday Street.
More than just providing images of the bicycles, these photographs show the builders of NAHBS. Together, they tell the story.
See ya around,