A bit of riding, a bit of product shots, a lot of fun. A few days upstate makes for an excellent weekend. Kyle of D’emploi invited me to model/photograph/hang out in Salem, NY for a weekend which happened to correspond with a kick ass iron pour at a sculpture studio. The trees had started to turn fairly early for late September on the East coast–but I wasn’t disappointed that fall was here…
We arrived around 1am on a Friday night, setup camp and hit the sleeping bags. As soon as light hit the autumn foliage the following morning we started shooting.
Kyle tossed his Random Triangle T on along with his waxed canvas Belt Bag and we got some decent test shots in while the sun was just right.
After a bit of messing around with cameras and products we decided to hit up forest for some better views.
We arrived at the top near a sculpture park and hung out for a bit.
After a long hike back to camp we headed to the country roads for some obligatory riding shots. No products here, just fun.
Right before the sun was about to set we gathered the gear and headed over to the railroad tracks. We pulled out Kyle’s handmade waxed canvas GP Rucksack and got to shooting. Ali, Peggy and I continuously shot Kyle and Jasper before the light disappeared behind the hills. We pulled off some great shots before it was too late. Ali and I were shooting digital while Peggy pulled out the Mamiya to grab a few polaroids.
After some serious shooting we took a rest and prepared for dinner. Kyle got a flat at some point and I decided to pull out my tilt/shift lens and mess around. Shooting so much architecture I rarely exploit the tilt function of the lens–we all know what that does.
Glad I pulled out these photos in the dead of winter… can’t wait for the next trip.
All images © alan tansey