I produced this video about Alfonso Jimenez and Fernando Gomez, two Mexican nationals who ride BMW motorcycles with their kiteboards and dog Chano. They travel the coast of Baja and California, camping and searching for places to kiteboard. I met them while in Oregon and felt their story was so interesting I wanted to produce a video to go along with my story in the magazine. I shot this video with minimal equipment – just what I could carry on my bike during a three week road trip. A simple video but I think it tells there story very well.
I shot this tire change video with my friend Bill Dragoo a few years ago while we were on a trip to Oregon. We stopped at our friend Ricky Brook’s house in Logan, UT and Bill decided to change his rear tire. I had basic video equipment with me including a camera, audio recorder and tripod. We shot this in a few minutes out in Ricky’s driveway. I came back home to Edmond and put the video together in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Affects and posted to YouTube. It has ended up one of the most watched videos I have ever produced, now totaling well over 230,000 views – for a tire changing how-to video! With limited production equipment! Just goes to show you don’t need a truck load of equipment to produce a popular video segment.
For this shot I just left Bill Dragoo’s motorcycle in place and invited Cindy Kenyon for a portrait. She was there helping Bill with his Adventure Rider Training course so we got a shot of her while i was there. Again this was shot on Ilford HP5 film with my Toyo VX-125 4×5 large format film camera.
Today I have a photo of my good friend, motorcycle travel partner and writer extraordinaire Bill Dragoo on his recently purchased 2015 BMW R1200GS motorcycle. Bill just picked up his Beemer the week before I took this photo at his Adventure Rider training course, and already had it tricked out with some cool farkles. Bill is one of the nicest people I know and an outstanding rider and friend. He and I have done many stories together and have a story coming up in October in RoadRunner Magazine about the Oklahoma Adventure Trail – 1,700 miles of dirt and secondary trails around the perimeter of Oklahoma.
Bill is a frequent subject of my photos since we often travel together on assignments. He is always patient and willing to do whatever I need him to do so I can “get the shot”.
I shot this photo on Ilford HP5 film (ran out of Kodak TMAX-100) using my Toyo VX-125 4×5 large format film camera.