As a photographer, you learn how to accept the unexpected. When a friend of mine, Emilie Hawtin, asked me to do a series of images for Belstaff while I was in London, it was conceived as a series of action shots during a rehearsal session with a group of ruggedly turned out motorcyclists. I was imagining the contrary of Hell’s Angels.
But, things don’t always turn out as planned. The field turned into a parking garage, day turned into night and action turned into still portraits. The only lighting source I could find in this parking garage was an exposed fluorescent bar placed low enough on the wall to provide a beautiful contrast light for a portrait. Since these adjustments had to be made on the fly, we only had about 5 minutes per portrait. However, by giving into the spirit of spontaneity, we came up with a beautiful series of portraits that are posted on the Belstaff site.