I started this topic in the Bull Sessions, but allow me to recap. Abby Reishus is finishing her degree in photography. She needed to shoot a vehicle for one of her final tests. She had seen my 77 Leaf Spring Polaris SnoPro, and had asked if she could shoot that. Who am I to say no to a free professional photo shoot for my favorite sled?
I hope you all don’t mind me gushing a bit about this sled, but every day I look at it, I still can’t believe I own it. As a snot-nosed little kid in December of 1976, I stood in front of the 3 leaf springers (including this one) that were built and couldn’t stop staring at them. It was odd, because at the time, everyone else was freaking out about the new Polaris, Ski-Doo and Kawasaki IFS sleds. Not me. I thought those were really cool too, but I was convinced the leafers were the coolest looking piece of technology I had ever seen. The fact that it’s one brand or another is irrelevant. I just really fell in love with the lines of this machine, the colors, the hood design, the contrast of the blue metal flake and the aluminum tunnel… I could go on for ever.
So a couple weeks ago, Vintagesleds.com photographer and web site coder Brando Johnson and I hauled it up to Abby’s school where they had all the fancy lighting, a full backdrop, white floor and all the rest. Nice setup.
Well, here’s the final results of that photo session. You can see some “behind the scenes” photos on my Bull Sessions posting about the photo shoot.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Click on any photo to see a larger version.