Just about anything vintage is candy for photographers, especially a vintage motorcycle or car.
My travels for commercial photography take me to some pretty fun places. While on a shoot in Alabama I stopped in the Barber vintage motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. It is five floors of wall to wall history. You don’t even have to be a motorcycle fan to enjoy such an impressive collection.
In my editorial photography gallery I have an image that is a collection of vintage car emblems. They get a bit overwhelming when shown individually so I figured it would be best to show a small sampling as a collage. I shot those in Detroit at an event called the Woodward Dream Cruise. Not a situation where you could photograph an entire car without it looking like I tourist photo. I knew with the technique I was using I could at least get more mileage out of the emblems. Pun intended. The vintage motorcycle museum was pretty much the same situation. I shot these with my phone so… Certainly not portfolio work and not quite art. I consider these more along the lines of neat …and I am ok with that. As a professional it is difficult to allow myself to ‘play’ with photography sometimes but, I have learned to recognize a situation and just go with it. Not every image is a portfolio piece. I probably still put more into a recreational photo than most people. lol This certainly supports my theory that part of a successful image is an interesting subject. The history in these vintage motorcycle designs is more than interesting. Enjoy!
I am certainly no expert when it comes to a vintage motorcycle but, here are some links with more info: