Six Custom Photosets From Bike EXIF That Moved The Needle.
Words Chris Hunter and Iron & Air
EXIF - Exchangeable Image File Format. EXIF Is A Standard That Specifies The Digital File Formats For Images And Sound Used By Digital Cameras.
Photographer Jenny Linquist and builder/designer Dave Mucci have graced the pages of Bike EXIF on multiple occasions, and for good reason. Dave is a mainstay in the contemporary custom scene, and Jenny's skills are apparent in every one of her photosets. Documenting Dave's Husqvarna TE 570 is one set that stands out in particular: the brutal lines of a concrete bridge contrast with the clean curves and radiuses of Dave's Husky. There’s careful craftsmanship in both the bike and the images.
Aaron Brimhall - Zero Motorcycles FXS By Huge Moto
What is there to say about Aaron Brimhall that hasn't already been said? He's got the Midas touch, and it seems like every tap of the shutter is a hit. This explains why he's a hot commodity, and why this set from Huge Moto x Zero makes its way onto our list. Simultaneously natural and synthetic, this set communicates the bike's familiar yet forward-thinking aesthetic. It's a taste of a hopeful future, where we get more of the good and less of the bad. Techno-optimism on display.
Brandon LaJoie - Pikes Peak Racer By Ronin Motorworks
When Magpul founder Mike Mayberry revealed the Ronin Project after the demise of Buell, the world was paying attention — especially to the incredible visual content that was being created alongside the bikes. Then came Oishi Yoshio, a Ronin purpose-built to take on the mighty Pikes Peak. On race day, Travis Newbold captured the second-fastest time up the hill, beaten only by a factory-supported Honda CBR1000RR. Thankfully, Brandon LaJoie was there to document the heroics, and produced simple, yet stunning, images of this very special machine. These pictures capture a battle-hardened warrior at rest, and we can almost feel the heat rising off the engine as we stare at them.
Klemens Koenig - Titan Motorcycles BMW R50/3 By Titan Motorcycles
When Klemens Koenig's photoset for Titan’s R50/3 hit the internet, our jaws almost hit the floor. The motorcycle alone is a sight to behold, but stick it in the foreground of this truly epic Austrian Alpine backdrop and you have magic. We're not sure if it makes us want to shoot more photos, get out and ride, get the wrenches spinning, or simply stare in awe.
Chris Thoms - Ducati Desert Sled Alaskan By Earle Motors
There's something inherently beautiful about a machine that was designed and built for a purpose — especially when someone who understands that beauty is behind the lens of the camera, and is willing to go to the ends of the earth to capture it. That's just what Christopher Thoms has done in this photoset of Alex Earle's Alaskan ADV build. Alex and Chris ventured into the Alaskan wilderness to test the timbre of the redesigned Ducati — and themselves — and returned with these stunning, otherworldly images.
Auto Fabrica is one of those shops where the talent extends far beyond design, engineering, and machining. Not only did they build this remarkably elegant and stripped-down Yamaha SR500 scrambler; they also photographed it — and photographed it beautifully. The sunny, beach-going vibe of the photoset is the perfect backdrop for this lust-inspiring build. Because often, getting a great photo means getting out of the way of the subject, and giving just enough subtle context. The beach is synonymous with carefree and fun, and this beautiful little scrambler is your ticket there. The adept hands at Auto Fabrica know just how to communicate that.