Auto and Aviation

I have a real interest in 'wheels and wings'. When I get the chance I head to museums and other events where I can spend time soaking in the details found in cars and old aircraft design. This interest is not about power and glory, it's about the elements of form that stand out for me. As I've mentioned in the 'About' section, I'm influenced and inspired by The Bauhaus principles so I'm always looking for simplicity and function. You'll not find images of complete cars, bikes or aircraft, however, you'll be able to feast on specific areas of these machines that have caught my eye

Output

Output - weapons
Output - weapons

Output - weapons
Output - weapons

Output - exhaust detail
Output - exhaust detail

Output - exhaust detail
Output - exhaust detail

Output - exhaust detail
Output - exhaust detail

Output - exhaust detail
Output - exhaust detail

Project motivation

Whenever I view old aircraft I'm looking at elements of detail. I zoom in from the whole and focus on small sections of the machine. It's about form and function. What attracts me is the design and, in these old World War Two fighting machines I was drawn to the engine exhaust area and also how weapons were integrated. The designers approached their task in different ways. Would the exhaust be streamlined or purely functional. Would the weaponry be to a certain extent, concealed or on full show. What messages were being conveyed (if any) through the design choices.

This short series is 'Output'.

One Thousand Reasons to Ride - The Ducati GT 1000

Ducati GT 1000 - Instruments
Ducati GT 1000 - Instruments

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

Ducati GT 1000 - Cover
Ducati GT 1000 - Cover

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

Ducati GT 1000 - Tank
Ducati GT 1000 - Tank

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

Ducati GT 1000 - Casing
Ducati GT 1000 - Casing

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

Ducati GT 1000 - Saddle
Ducati GT 1000 - Saddle

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

Ducati GT 1000 - Pipe
Ducati GT 1000 - Pipe

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

One Thousand Reasons to Ride

Project motivation

I ride for 'cave' time. It's a chance to clear the mind and focus on one thing, the road. This is my own motorcycle and we've ridden long distances together, Vancouver BC to California - to the coast and to the Sierra Mountain range.

I wanted to explore specific elements of my motorcycle and developed the concept of One Thousand Reasons To Ride. I realised that my inspiration goes back to childhood and Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds, in particular the end credits where tight crops of amazing machines rotated and panned out to reveal the whole. My aim for this project was to treat the sum of the parts as greater than the whole.

 

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