Saturday, December 5, 2015

10 countries in one month

So far... the list at this point contains France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, and United States. U.S., is not merely an origin point either. Flying out soon to states elsewhere for a unique motorcycle project. Looking forward to what comes...

Some of what I wrote/photographed on the recent adventures in the Balkans, Western Europe, and New Mexico appear on the cover and in the pages of the latest TravelTime magazine, which I first saw at the EICMA show in Milan, Itlay, then flew back to the U.S. to grab a copy from the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA.














Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jay Leno's Garage, BMW, and a private track

The episode of Jay Leno's Garage featuring Laurence Fishburne aired during prime time on CNBC last week. I was there with a variety of cameras to film for both NBC and BMW. Fun crew, great environment... now that the episode has aired, some "behind the scenes" footage can be revealed...

THERMAL LENO FISHBURNE from mybmw on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BMW XR & RS Motorcycle launches - Canada

With The Rosseau JW Marriott and Muskoka Lakes serving as backdrop, the double launches of BMW's new S 1000 XR and R 1200 RS models treated participants to both a unique riding environment, and variety of weather conditions.



BMW XR RS CANADA - 1MIN from mybmw on Vimeo.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route in ADVMoto Magazine

Going through stack of mail and found the Idaho BDR story in July/August issue of ADVMoto Magazine. Lost towns, helicopter rides, and... potential stalkers? This ride had it all...

Online at Touratech as well:

English: http://www.touratech.com/en/singleview/article/idbdr-idaho-backcountry-discovery-route-von-jon-beck-1.html
German: http://www.touratech.de/vollmeldungen/article/idbdr-idaho-backcountry-discovery-route-von-jon-beck.html






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: