2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

The guys over at Motorcycle.com ran their review of the Guzzi today. You might remember a few weeks ago my mention of the bike when I posted a few photos from the shoot with Pebbles in Costa Mesa.

The café racer scene welcomed the new metal as one of their own, once a retro, always a retro.

As usual, I didn’t get a test ride, nor did I even sit on the bike. My purpose that day was to capture the beauty of the model and the motorcycle. And unlike most shoot-days with MO, this one had a few more dimensions. We don’t typically shoot models and bike photography on the same day, but times are tough and schedules are tighter than ever now. Clients want more, for less. In return however, they get less… some notice it, others do not. For instance, thanks to the days needs, detail photography and the usual litany of riding photography was less for this story. Most readers won’t even notice with the girly pix included in the story – sounds like a win-win to me!

Captain Duke and T-Rod go further into detail about the V7 Racer on their own site, so go check it out!

Brittany-Marie was terrific to work with, happy to be there and ready with more outfits than we had time to shoot. She calls herself an aspiring model, but she’s got it together already, stocked with plenty of poses and patience. I’d love to shoot her again when I’m not locked into one piece of grass, facing a certain way… although sometimes it has to be done and I think we got some good stuff. I hope you agree!

Brittany’s Modeling work can be found on Model Mayhem.