Because of the amount of photography jobs I've been getting, Kurt and I started a separate business under the legal name of Wild Native Photography that I will run myself while he takes care of the Wild Native brand and creative design business. Here's some photos of ladies I took throughout the past year. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries :) www.wildnativephoto.com
To close out the year, here are some recent photos of mine from Wheeling, West Virginia on two different bridges throughout the city. For information on motorcycle photo shoots or affordable photography rates, please email me at email@example.com.
While out on a ride, I took some shots of Kurt on a Harley Davidson V-Rod for the sake of messing around with editing. I have to add that while there's a lot of haters and mixed opinions on this bike that is arguably labeled a "cruiser", it's actually pretty fantastic. It's very comfortable, fast, handles great, and although modern, still has a somewhat stylish look. In other words, it's very enjoyable.
Running late like always, we didn't get to see as much as we would've liked, but here's some photos from this year's Steel Town Shakedown event in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania right outside of Pittsburgh. Unfortunately there weren't many custom motorcycles.
Wheeling, West Virginia is just south of where we live, and like most places around our area, it's very run down with a declining population. A positive to this, other than fairly inexpensive living, is the point that the old buildings can make for good photographs. Here's some from a local motorcycle fabrication shop I snapped recently.
Shortly after posting these photos online, they gained momentum and made their way around the internet. Ultimately we were contacted by the guys at 100% Racing because we used their Accuri Goggles in the shoot. They loved the classic style of the 3/4 helmet with the motocross goggles, and sometime within the next six months released the Barstow Goggle, which is a vintage-style moto goggle made mostly for street or dirt tracker use. 100% did a fantastic job, as these goggles are truly beautiful. Check them out in our Eyewear section.
"A Selection of the World's Greatest Photographs" by the editors of Popular Photography. Here is another Photography Annual magazine from 1952 I found in my grandparents house tucked away. This one is a few years older than the first one I discovered but still in good shape.
Another very interesting find was this FORD Buyers Digest booklet my grandfather had received in the mail in 1967. Being the creative man that he was, it is no surprise he was a car guy. From what I know, he loved expressing himself through his vehicles and keeping them in mint condition. The prices then were very low compared to now. The Mustang Fastback was listed at $3292.31. Though it may have been a lot then, that price seems so cheap for a car that nice in 2013! I really enjoyed looking through this.
I decided to visit my grandmother one day after work and got the bright idea to explore my grandfathers office while she was cooking dinner. What I found were several photographs that my grandfather, Richard Liming had took, along with camera supplies and magazines. I was completely blown away at first, as I had no idea he was so deeply invested in the art. My grandfather had always loved taking photos of the family when he was alive, but I assumed it was the "norm". I was very wrong. He loved learning about film, aperture, shutter speed, and all cameras in general. Below is a magazine he had stored away called Photography Annual. This magazine was published in 1957 and can actually be very informative to today's photographers. Imagine you have never seen a camera before- You simply pick up this magazine and it explains every little thing you need to do to get your photos looking the way you want them to look. The detail and depth of information the writers put in these magazines amaze me. Very cool find.