Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BILL PHELPS PHOTO ESSAY W+W


Photographer extraordinaire, the enigmatic and moody work of Brooklyn's Bill Phelps has been featured previously on The Vintagent.  He brought those images, and quite a few newer ones of women in the sea, to Galerie Treize Avril in Biarritz, as a featured artist for this year's Wheels+Waves.  Bill was a quiet presence during the event, stalking photos and taking portraits, keeping all of us mesmerized as he shared his latest images...even in the tiny in-camera view screen, we could tell he was producing a stunning body of work, and all of us with cameras (that seemed to include most participants at times) were inspired to do better work ourselves!  Without further ado, The Vintagent is very proud to present Bill's photo essay, just a sampling of the many hundreds of amazing compositions he carried away from the sea, the mountains, and the motorcyclists.

















































12 comments:

ElSolitarioMC said...

speechless...

legend

John E Adams said...

Thanks for sharing, love Bills' work!

Bike EXIF said...

After the flood of images from W&W over the past couple of weeks, I didn't think a new set could provide anything different. But this is pure genius. I noticed the quiet guy walking around with a camera, I didn't realize until afterwards that it was Mr Phelps. Hat tip to you, sir.

John Romano said...

Paul, That was beautiful. Thanks to Bill and the extraordinary eye he has.

John Romano said...

Paul, That was beautiful. Thanks to Bill and the extraordinary eye he has.

John Romano said...

Paul, That was beautiful. Thanks to Bill and the extraordinary eye he has.

Anonymous said...

I like the one of the blurred bike w/scenic background. Too bad subject wasn't properly attired.

Interested in type of camera used.Vintage Hasselblad?

-Mark

Chris Woolley said...

Stunning photos. I love that the starter pistol is a .45 auto.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! What's also beautiful is your and Conrad's relationship. With the new ruling from the US supreme court, you two should consider making it official.

Miguel

The Vintagent said...

Miguel, please don't tell our girlfriends, but Conrad and I were married in a private ceremony in the Utah canyonlands last October, to our respective motorcycles. Now we are both truly ''Triumph Guys', being declared 'man and bike' in a piston-ring ceremony recognized by the Church of Latter Day Sinners, and the good State of Utah. Our wedding registry can be found at BritishOnly.com, unles you want to get us something naughty; for that we're registered at Norman Hyde Racing.
I'm sure in the next year we'll be announcing the arrival of little TIger Cubs! Mazel Tov!

J.D.W. said...

I've never commented on your wonderful site, but a) those are beauiful images and [more] b) that was a hilarious response re. your motornuptials.

Sweitzer said...

NYC has always looked better on Billy than Mpls!