I got an invite to attend the 2011 Sturgis Road Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania last weekend, and offered to do some promotional photography for them. I ended up having to adapt to a bunch of interesting photography conditions and shot just about every type of photo you could imagine – glamour, product photography, editorial, humanity – and really enjoyed the experience, so I thought I’d share some photos.

Shaun Kama puts a new piece of art on the neck of an show attendee. Favorite photo of the day.

The Sturgis Road Show was a way to condense the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally experience and transplant it from South Dakota to Pennsylvania as a promotional vehicle, and the promoters did a great job capturing the experience. Photographing Sturgis one of my favorite photography assignments of all time, so it felt great to be submerged in the motorcycle community with a camera again.

The Giveaway Bike. I used off-camera SB600's and digitally removed background to achieve this look.

In an effort to get a wide sampling of photos for the promoters, I had to fit everything I needed in a (very heavy) backpack, but I was pleased with diversity of what I got. I also got to see Bachman Turner and Styx perform, so it was a pretty thrilling weekend. I’m now trying to find a way to stretch my vacation days at work thin enough to go out to Sturgis again this year. Wish me luck!

A lobbyist for A.B.A.T.E. updates the crowd on current motorcycle legistlation.