the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

March 13, 2009

What Mountain Bike magazine cover Feb 09

Filed under: bike — danmilner @ 1:54 pm

On a roll, at least I hope. After landing the cover shot on USA Bike mag’s photo issue last autumn, more recently I was commissioned to shoot the cover for an early spring issue of the UK’s What Mountain Bike magazine. I’ve worked with WMB for several years now, but this was the first cover commission from them, so needless to say I wanted to get it right. With a brief that demanded a snowy mountain backdrop but a crisply lit, spring-looking day and a bike on its way over from Giant UK for the shoot, all looked good in the crisp, autumnal sunshine that is the Alps in October. At least for a while, but the best laid plans of mice and…. The bike arrived the day after all the trails in Chamonix became buried under 30 cm of new snow and the wait began. Snow can be stubborn at times, but eventually, in fact almost a month later and right on deadline we got a second chance at snow-free trails to get the shoot done.

If you ever ponder how different two covers can be yet still emerge from the same sport, then check out my latest Bike and WMB covers below.


Bike mag cover Sept 08

Bike mag cover Sept 08

WMB cover Feb 09

WMB cover Feb 09


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