Photographing Men of MotoAmerica 2015

Kenny Bolieiro: CCS rider

 

Jon’s good friend, Kenny Bolieiro, was at Road Atlanta the weekend I went to Georgia to photograph AMA Pro Rider, Huntley Nash of LTD Racing, and it was a blast to hang out with him and his son, Kenny Jr. all weekend.

The first day there, I set up a pop-up studio inside the crew tent: two black velvet curtains as an “L” corner backdrop (one side attached to LTD’s trailer, the other side attached to the tent poles) with “A” Clamps from Home Depot. My only source of light was natural light spilling into the tent form the asphalt, and to test my camera settings I asked Kenny if he wouldn’t mind sitting in as my “test model” to get my pop-up studio dialed in.

Dude brought his A-game and had me cracking up in the first few seconds with funny and outrageous expressions. I totally appreciate people who can make me genuinely laugh in their true comedic spirit. And then just like that, he changed his model pose to a more serious side.  Look out Zoolander!

Kenny Bolierio at Road Atlanta, GA, April 4th, 2015

Kenny Bolieiro © LaRae Lobdell

Kenny Bolierio at Road Atlanta, GA, April 4th, 2015

Kenny Bolieiro © LaRae Lobdell

Kenny Bolierio at Road Atlanta, GA, April 4th, 2015

Kenny Bolieiro © LaRae Lobdell

 

Quick gear note for my fellow photographers: I used my gear straight out of my Think Tank Photo Airport AirStream™ Rolling Camera Bag and BlackRapid Kick Women’s Sling Camera Strap RS2SW1S  (Grey) for this shoot.

My post-processing is all done in Lightroom 4 using my own custom recipes made with Totally Rad!’s Lightroom PresetsTotally Rad!’s Replichrome I: Icons, with a final polish in Photoshop CS5 using more custom special sauce with Totally Rad!’s Pro Retouch + TR Action Mix 1 + TR Action Mix 2: The Revenge.

 

MY CAMERA GEAR FOR THIS SHOOT:

Think Tank Photo Airport AirStream™ Rolling Camera Bag

BlackRapid Kick Women’s Sling Camera Strap RS2SW1S  (Grey)

Nikon D700 12.1MP FX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens

Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

POST-PROCESSING SOFTWARE: