Blair Bunting‘s e-bike project started when he found himself going to every local bike shop seeking information about the capabilities and shortcomings of the e-bike. Eventually, he stumbled on Aventon, a California-based company that has a smaller selection but with great aesthetics, which is why Bunting settled on Aventon’s Sinch. The Sinch folds in half and fits into a car trunk easily. Convenient for a photographer to scout for locations for future shoots.
Looking to get some photos, Bunting invited his friend Mike out to Flagstaff to ride. Mike’s bike of choice was the Aventure. The bike doesn’t collapse and is huge. To get the shots, Bunting and Mike set up the lights and with some added effects photographed each of the bikes.
The advantage of e-bikes for a photographer is help in following Robert Capa’s first rule of photojournalism is to get close and the second rule is to get closer. “What bikes have enabled us to do is to step back from using the zoom ring on the lens and move into our images–sometimes finding details that we never knew existed before.”, comments Bunting.