by Paul Elledge on Sept. 20, 2020
To celebrate good times, friendships new and old, mother nature and the ability to make images solo without a crew I am sharing a series I created in Bend, Oregon. My good friends Melissa Lynn and Jason Koschnitzke left Chicago a few years ago and invited me out west to their new pad in Bend, OR. Jason K. created a new successful shop called 6-Volt Cycles and created a new network of friends that are artists, makers, and motorcycle riders. I spent some time with them last September doing the photography that I share here as well as to do some dirt bike riding on the trails near their house.
Though this work was created pre-Covid-19 the images are a good example of what I can create under the new parameters of this virus pandemic situation. All of these images are made solo with no crew. I shot with natural light outside or in open, airy spaces- and was always at least 6 feet from subject. I made all of them with a Leica M240 and 35mm lens. I am grateful for the help of Melissa and Jason K for opening their world to me for this project. More work from this project can be seen currently on Instagram.
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His work has appeared worldwide in galleries and museums, and has been published in such publications as Audubon, Fast Company, Life, Men's Health, People, Rolling Stone, Time, and Wired, among others.
Paul's interests outside of image making include vintage motorcycles, all things Italian, music and expressions of creativity.