The latest issue of Resource is fixated on Biking- pun intended. So for all of you biking enthusiasts, GoPro huggers, or just simple commuters, take a look at some great biking photographers, biking gear and… well…. biking everything in the latest issue. For each issue, I like to take a look at what the team at Offset puts together in the area of our quarterly themed section. So, to celebrate our Spring 2014 Biking issue, I’ve hand picked 12 great biking images from the Offset collection to share with you. Happy trails to all my friends on two wheels. Enjoy the warm Spring weather and feel free to share your best biking images with us by tagging @ResourceMag on Instagram.
12. Winter is finally coming to an end so I figured this would be a good transitional image. Biking out of the snow and into the spring weather that is now caressing and teasing us with 70-degree weather. Let’s just hope this warmth sticks as well as the snow stuck to this bike.
11. A classic couple shot but much more modern and natural than the cliché couple shot. The thing that caught my eye on this one was the beautiful lighting, the color and the composition. There’s a very rusty color palette here, which allows for some great design integration.
10. The perfect commuter’s POV, if you ride a bike to work this should be a familiar view. Parallel to the runner watching his or her Nike shoes hit the pavement, this is something that the Brooklyn-ite commuting from Williamsburg to DUMBO would be able to relate to, an image with plenty of uses in this day and age.
9. What does the suburban biker say? Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow. Just kidding, that’s what the fox says. But they’re both riding the bike in this shot and in the most adorable way. If your goal is to depict a healthy suburban lifestyle, this captures it.
8. Am I dreaming or is this Coney Island? Especially around this time of year when the rides are being blessed and you can almost smell the Nathan’s chili cheese fries. Take a bite out of summer with the dream of biking along the Coney Island Boardwalk.
7. In a perfect world, we would all be biking everywhere. We would never walk, never drive, in fact, babies would never even have to crawl. I’m going to guess this little strip of heaven is not in the US, maybe Denmark? Somewhere with low cholesterol issues and a tiny carbon footprint.
6. I thought it was Danny MacAskill at first, but MacAskill or not, this guy is a great representation of a biker with skills. If you want to exemplify the extreme biking community this is a good alternative if you don’t have the budget to book MacAskill in the Scottish hills for the day. Not to mention this is a stunning use of water reflection!
5. It’s a tricycle, I know. But who doesn’t have a similar childhood memory? Your first experience feeling those wheels burn rubber under your tiny feet might be a blur, but this image is crystal clear and can stir up some of your first memories. The long shadow is a beautiful use of the afternoon light.
4. This dramatic depiction of an extreme biker is a very effective way to capture these athletes. You’ll notice a lot of techniques that contribute to the dramatic feeling here. The powerful sunset over the mountains, the low heroic angle of the biker, and movement are all excellent techniques. This image is strong and is stylized in a familiar way we see extreme bikers being depicted.
3. A biker in the desert is a strong motif for the sport of extreme biking. I’ve seen it before, particularly with my buddy Scott Markewitz. Scott not only shot this photo, we also featured in this latest issue of Resource and he is, hands down one, of my favorite sports/ biking photographers out there. Take a look at Scott in the latest issue.
2. Sometimes, when travel and sports meet, the end result can be magical. This image, by Peter Adams, is breathtaking. It is by no means an extreme sports image but the scenery is incredible, the composition and patterns are perfect. These details, combined with the amazing lighting, make for a once in a lifetime shot.
1. How fancy to combine an awesome stunt with incredible photography. This is my number one favorite biking image from Offset. It has all the elements of a really an amazing image (the photo gods sometime allow the planets to align). The fog and scenery allows for a dramatic setting, the stunt alone holds a shock value, the overall photo quality is impressive. Breathtaking!