We're in full shoot mode and hitting our stride in Sturgis now. Sunday was our first full day of editorial shooting, and the day to get kinks out of the system. Sturgis is an animal in and of itself with regard to photography, there are rides, bikes and the all around event to shoot. It means a lot of equipment and a lot in general to keep track of. It's gotten back enough that I've had to start sportin' the photo vest just to keep up. Need all those pockets for press passes, lens cleaner, Chapstick, notepad and pen, the occasional lens, batteries, phone, lens caps, video camera I need to start using more, umbrella, model releases and keys to everything.
Back to Sunday, we had a great ride organized by none other than Jay Allen of the Broken Spoke at County Line. We headed out 79 to a functioning ranch for some good eats paired with barrel racing and roping. Thanks to everyone who joined us, hope you had a great time.
On Monday, Michael started the day with the Legends Ride from Deadwood to the Buffalo Chip. The ride included some celebs such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Lorenzo Lamas from the show Renegade. Despite some wrong turns, Michael got some great shots seated backwards on the bike with Bob 'the rock' in the driver's seat. Special thanks to Danny Gray who hooked us up with a great parking spot. After the ride we regrouped at the studio to shoot bikes, but stayed too late as we hit all the traffic coming out of the Chip. We won't make that mistake again!
Today Michael's been on Main St. shooting all the action at the hub of Bike Week. Tonight is our reception and industry party for Rebel Rousers. I'll have some pix up soon, should be a great party!!
One last note, be sure to look for the December issue of Easyriders and V-Twin for all of Michael's Sturgis coverage.