Thursday, May 21, 2015

Honda Valkyrie Ads

Was recently cast as "Valkyrie Guy" for a Honda ad campaign. Given LA traffic, it's always nice parking when you have a host of LAPD closing the streets for you and a camera crew documenting the process...





Sunday, May 17, 2015

Gala of Stars

Concordia University in Irvine, California has been a long time friend for whom I've been photographing events periodically over the years. One of the unique annual events they host each year is the "Gala of Stars" which has featured speakers such as actor Dean Jones, TV personality Stephanie Edwards, and this year, artist Gerald Brommer.

A personal highlight this year, was having Mr. Brommer pause mid-shoot to chat with me about his experience working with the renown architectural photographer Julius Shulman. Working with singular people like this, results in singular conversation.

...side note: the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II is an amazing lens.

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University President Kurt Krueger looks on as renown artist Gerald Brommer addresses the guests

As the event progressed, a mural was created in real-time during the musical





During the event, multiple artists scattered throughout the campus, created individual panes for this mural, which was assembled on stage only after the event had begun. A wonderful concept, demonstrating impressive skill, and heartfelt inspiration.

Monday, April 6, 2015

BMW S 1000 RR with Lyle Lovett and Roland Sands

BMW Motorrad unveiled their 2015 S1000RR Superbike to the world in style at what is arguably the premiere motorsports venue in North America - The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. As the city filled up for SXSW, the invited journalists and guests were shuttled out of the fray to enjoy a private event at this massive facility. A three-minute edit of video I shot that day was recently released by BMW:


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Close Enough web series live!

The new web series just went live! Fun, goofy stories of simple adventures that never quite go to plan...

http://closeenough.tv





Thursday, February 5, 2015

Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route

The IDBDR film just premiered in Idaho to a sold-out venue! Those who were able to get in saw a cross-section of Idaho seldom traveled by anyone other than the most intrepid adventurer. Sparse population and ample land equals seemingly endless opportunity for backcountry exploration. Idaho more than met the challenge of providing a fantastic environment for the dualsport motorcycle adventurer.

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Sellout crowds at the premiere:

Terrain both getting to the start, and shortly after crossing the border:




There was a log challenge I did have to deal with on the big BMW.
My cameras, computer, camping, and all other gear for the trip is loaded on the bike in this photo. Lot of weight to toss over this thing, but everything worked out great:











Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jay Leno and IMS Long Beach

I was at Jay Leno's place the same weekend as the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California. He was stopping by the show later, so we set up some goofiness for the cameras.


An amazingly gracious and tireless guy. Jay likely knows more about the machines on the floor than anyone in the room.


LENO IMS from Jon Beck on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Texas and Idaho in TravelTime Magazine

TravelTime Magazine is making it's way around the world (Touratech has distributors in over 40 countries at last count). Latest issue of their extremely high-quality magazine contains stories about I journey I took to Texas with actor Jason Lee and LA-based bike builder Leif Lewis, a visit with the band Midlake, the Canadian BMW GS Trophy event, as well as the filming of  Touratech's Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route.