Triumph Motorcycles Euro Bike Photography
Edward Turner, the designer of Triumph’s Bonneville T120 and arguably the most famous name in motorcycles, created the iconic British classic in 1958. The T120 inspired a new generation of teenage cafe racers and established a proud reputation for action and performance. It has remained a beacon of British motorcycle engineering, finding a resurgence in 2006 after the launch of its successor the Bonneville T100.
In part, the Bonneville T120 gave rise to the Bonneville T100, which launched in 2002 and quickly earned acclaim as a modern vintage ride with stylish appeal and all-performance handling. The T100 played a pivotal role in the birth of the modern custom scene, bringing the classic Bonneville into the modern era and instigating the rebirth of the T120 four years later.
Though the Triumph Bonneville T100 is only 13 years old, its reputation is bound to the vintage classics of the 1950s and 1960s. It is a young piece of machinery from a brand with a rich history, and is styled as such. The T100 is bound to both the past and present, tying modern motorcyclists to the heyday of 1950s engineering and vice-versa. At the time of its creation, the T100 was already acclaimed alongside the classics, which has emboldened motorcyclists to follow in the tracks of the earliest roadwarriors. For these reasons, we chose the Bonneville T100 to be the centerpiece of this Euro Bike photography concept.
In a word, Triumph Motorcycles represent freedom. It is a means to venture beyond limitations; to bypass roadways and barriers and claim the liberty of the open road and unbeaten path in the most exciting way we can think of. The Triumph lifestyle is only made possible through its products. Therefore, we paired lifestyle alongside the product to show they are dependent on one another. Our media is intentionally commercial, casual and candid. Nothing is random, but it feels so. Sudden pitstops along the side of the road, obvious product shots, inviting lifestyle shots… they all share in telling the narrative.
Camera: Nikon d5
Lenses: Nikon 24 MM 1.4 / Sigma Art 50 mm 1.4
lighting: Profoto A1 Wireless system (x2)
Bag: Peak Design 45L Travel Backpack
Bell Bullitt Helmet
Bilt Drago Leather Jacket
Street and Steel Fingerless Gloves
Ray Ban Clubmaster