In March, Portland-based River City Bicycles held their annual bike sale. I was also looking for something interesting to do some product photography testing with. I figured it would be the best excuse ever to buy a new bike! So, after much agonizing over several different models I finally settled on the swift, carbon fiber Scott CR1 Pro.
A challenge of shooting anything with two wheels, such as my new bike, is keeping it from falling over. I also wanted to highlight the lightweight, yet robust nature of the bicycle. So, to create the perfect image of this carbon framed speedster, I suspended the bike over the set and hoped that the wire held.
The laws of physics and the photography gods were on my side. I’m thrilled with the final result of the shoot, and now that the weather is a little nicer I can report that the bike is just as fast as it looks.