Thursday, October 9, 2014

Africa: ZA, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana

Just received a copy of the Africa adventure DVD while on a project in Canada. Amazing memories of an inspiring, sketchy, beautiful, and unforgettable journey.

Magazine feature here

Full size:

There are some extremely unusual trees in that land too…

BAOBABEL - Broadband from Jon Beck on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

BMW GS Trophy 2014: Canada

GS Trophy 2014 Canada just wrapped up! In less than two weeks the group experienced all four seasons through some of the toughest terrain a Trophy has come up with yet. I split my time working behind the lens and in front of it with my buddy Kurt Yaeger describing the day's events.


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A GS Romance Revisited:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Team USA Preps for 4th GS Trophy - 2014

I recently had the privilege to assist training the upcoming U.S. team for the BMW GS Trophy at BMW's training facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Along with former GS Trophy teammate and motorcycle legend Jimmy Lewis, we presented some of the potential challenges the team would likely face in the upcoming North American event.

Read the full release here:

I was told the teeter totter designed for SUVs couldn't be balanced… it can :)

Jimmy Lewis did things with the BMW that almost no one else would try.

Jimmy and I tried a few tandem stunts on the teeter.

The local news station sent a reporter out to document the action… excellent day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BMW NineT launch with Jay Leno

The stunning locations between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles were a perfect setting to experience the latest offering from BMW Motorrad.

Leno's garage, and Jay himself, are fantastic resources for information about all things motorized. I had the opportunity to ask about some 1940's Harley technology, and see several examples while there.

Roland Sands presented Jay with a custom NineT.

The event kicked off at BMW Designworks. Interiour photos of the facility were limited…

Pro BMW rider Nate Kern was on hand for the event.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Honda ads

Shortly after the Progressive ads, I donned another helmet and climbed aboard another brand of bike for some ads… here's one spotted in Cycle World:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Progressive Ads

Not all my work is behind the lens… sometimes I'm in front of it, hiding in a helmet.

Climbed aboard six different bikes for some print ads with Flo from Progressive.
Recently spotted first three popping up in various magazines…

4 locations in two days before heading into the studio with Flo… great crew!

Have also ginned up material behind the lens for the same company in the past…

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Arizona BDR film in Roadrunner Magazine

Piece I photographed for Roadrunner Magazine on Touratech's Arizona BDR movie appears in the June 2014 issue. Amazing journey, and author Florian Neuhauser was a fantastic trail companion to have along for the trip. Check it out...

Our entire group, including special UK guest Austin Vince, appear on page 25, in a tree.