If you're a photographer here in the Bay Area, chances are that you've probably shot around or at the Golden Gate Bridge. It's one of those staple backdrops that, as locals, I think we tend to take for granted. I've been working in that area quite often recently, so I was thrilled when BMW contacted me to help celebrate the bridge's 80th anniversary.
My task: go enjoy the sights of the bridge with a couple of BMWs. I created a small series of Instagram Stories for BMW, which you will find on their Instagram channel over the next 24 hours. After that, the Stories are gone, so be sure not to miss out! In case you do miss some of the action, I've put together a small series of photos that I took while creating the Instagram content. My subjects were Performance Technic's shop M2, and my friend Bengt's incredible E9. Each vehicle was shot over the course of two days: the M2 at midday on a sunny Friday, and the E9 on an overcast, Monday afternoon.
The purpose of this project was to commemorate the beauty of the bridge, and to take a moment to appreciate the west coast icon that it is. People travel to San Francisco from all over the globe to see this structure, and I'm fortunate enough to have it right here in my backyard. This project has definitely revamped my appreciation of the area. I hope you enjoy the photos below, and I'd like to thank BMW for allowing me to show their audience the bridge through my eyes.
Performance Technic's M2
To follow more of these two vehicles, you can find the M2 on Instagram at @performancetechnic, and Bengt's E9 at @bengt.kolnes. Thanks for visiting!