Wet and rainy campaign for Italian cycling apparel brand, Q36.5's winter collection. Follow the story as Chris Stricklen escapes the urban chaos with a boat trip across the bay for the open roads of Marin.
While it may officially be spring, there's still plenty of nasty weather coming around. Here's some new cycling work from some winter apparel campaigns for Above Category Cycling.
Shot at a variety of locations on Marin, it's always a fun challenge to shoot action out in the elements.
My editorial assignments for the year kicked off with this super fun shoot for Above Category. Chad and Nate are two cyclists. They are at two stages of their lives, and come from two different backgrounds in racing, but have both gotten lazy, fat (okay not really, but cyclists are sick sick people and have ridiculous standards) and fallen far from their peak performance. Over the next three months they are on a quest to get fit, and will be show casing their journal publicly, for all the world to see and heckle.
We captured portraits during their final moments of indulgence before taking three months of training, suffering, and calorie counting. Stay tuned for the updates to come.
See the article over at Above Category Cycling.
Oh and here's me, using a big ass mirror behind the set, to take selfies for the light test because my assistant Karen was too busy perfectly prepping a melty ice cream stick. The things I put assistants through...
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Last month I had the opportunity to photograph professional cyclist Ben Jaques-Mayenes for Road Magazine. It all came about when I randomly got a text message from the magazine editor, Drew Juliano, asking if I was available that week to shoot some portraits. I have actually know Drew for a long time as we have both been regulars on the local bike racing circuit, but he moved to So Cal a year or so ago, and I had no clue he was working in the publishing business. A nice, unexpected surprise when I saw his name pop up on my phone. Anyway, a few emails, a phone call, and two days later, later I found myself driving down to Santa Cruz heading to Ben’s home.
I had pretty little art direction for the shoot. The only thing in stone was a strong black and white portrait for the cover. For the rest he had referenced some of my previous work and said to have fun for some additional shots to run in the article. Here’s how everything came out.
Unfortunately I was working solo on this shoot and didn’t have anyone to grab any BTS photos, but here’s an out take of Ben showcasing his reflexes that only a pro athlete has, to narrowly escape getting pooped on.
A huge thanks to Drew Juliano at Road Mag for throwing me the opportunity and Ben for being a pleasure to work with! You can find the issue on news stands now or read it digitally at roadmagazine.net. I must say however, that Road is one of best quality printed periodicals out there. I highly suggest looking for the real thing!