This shoot has been in my mind ever since i bought this bike. As like many of you living in Vancouver i had my bike stolen. This summer i thought it was about time i replaced it and decided against spending thousands of dollars on another mountain bike which will never see dirt, i will by a single gear to cruise around town. By a stroke of luck and a little determination i found this clean simplistic white and brushed metal bike on craigslist and the vision started right there.
I scouted locations for a couple of weeks, trying to stay away from the beach as it has been done so much. When i came across this white series of buildings i checked the sun position and where it fell at different times of the day, how much the road was used and when vehicles are less lightly to be in front of it. This building was chosen because it doesn’t look like a typical Vancouver building being only one floor and small narrow slit windows. It gave me the feeling of being in Spain or Portugal with its white on white look and layered glass slats.
Once i had the location i found Winny Clarke, the perfect model for the shoot. Fun, bubbly and full of enthusiasm she made this shoot easy. With the concept sorted it was just a case of putting them altogether. My original idea of lots of soft edges and sun flares taking over most photos was halted by a sudden end to the Vancouver summer and cloud cover. For a few days we thought of re-scheduling but with rain forecasted for the foreseeable future we decide to go ahead. I personally feel when you’re put in the situation where all your ideas in your head and the concept you wanted to achieve were thrown out the window, you have to use your skill and vision to complete the new puzzle of the shoot in front of you. It pushes your skill and vision making you a better photographer and separates the pros from the amateurs.
Even with the cold Winny made no fuss and was a trooper. The final images turned out great and achieved the look and feeling i wanted to get. Massive thanks to Winny and my assistant Kyle.
Check out all the shots on the milesclarkphoto facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miles-Clark-Photography/146933548724263
or see the selected few that made it to the websites Portfolio here: http://www.milesclarkphoto.com/people/
Also keep checking back as in a few days the edit of the behind the scenes video will be up.