Self Portrait, July 2012I’m a lucky guy; I get paid to ride motorcycles, take photos, and tell stories. It wasn’t always that way, of course. I come from the advertising world, and still do some of that to keep the lights on. But when the road calls, it’s lights out, cameras in the bag, and I’ll see you in a week or two.

I’ve been writing and photographing for RoadRUNNER Magazine since 2004. I also have written for Backroads, BMW Owner News, Mobile Pro, and others.

Photo Gear

I’m a firm believer that the camera is a tool and that vision and creativity are the most important parts of a good photo. That said, I choose my gear based on how they’ll work for me on the side of the road, how they’ll fit in my backpack/bag, and how they’ll get me the pictures that I see in my mind’s eye. I’ve shot Nikon (DSLRs and 1), Micro Four-Thirds (Panasonic), and others (Contour POV, etc…), but right now my primary tools are Pentax cameras and lenses. Pentax gear is compact, sturdy, and weather resistant. Right now I shoot the K-3/K-5 DSLRs with DA* zooms and DA/FA primes, along with the Pentax Q/Q7 for POV stills.

It's in the Bag, Northeast Kingdom Edition.

 

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Copyright 2016, John M Flores.