Saturday, 28 August 2010

Ding dong

This fantastic image is Katrien aboard a Zagato-Guzzi cafe racer, the stars of many a Davida ad. It was taken by Ben Part who has a way of capturing light I love. How does he do this? I went on a photography course and learnt that despite the evil march of digital cameras some people have just got it, and I'm not one of them.

I also love the fact this picture is sexy but not sexist: Katrien looks like she can ride, and can probably ride faster than most. This is a tougher trick to pull than you'd think, and something looked at (in lovely hi-res) in Benzina #2. Unable to resist more of the same, Ben's kindly agreed to contribute to Benzina #3, although that won't be out till October. If you can't wait, have a look at Sideburn which he publishes with writing star Gary Inman. Issue 6 just out, and worth buying just to see Ben's creativity let loose

(And does anyone else remember Leslie Phillip's in the Carry on Doctor? That's where the expresion "ding dong" comes from, made by Phillips with feeling every time a pretty girl walked by. How times have changed...)

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