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Editorial Portrait of Vaughn Brown in San Francisco, CA | Bicycling Magazine

Life would be less fun without photography or bikes. This shoot included both. Below are images from an editorial portrait shoot in San Francisco for a Bicycling Magazine piece titled: “The Secret To No Sweat Commuter Style.” The subject was menswear designer and cyclist Vaughn Brown of Parker Dusseau.

Vaughn Brown, menswear designer. San Francisco, CA | Bicycling Magazine

Vaughn makes work shirts that are comfortable, functional, and dressy. The fabric is stain resistant and water repellent, while the vented shoulders allow extra movement. Besides details like rubber buttons that provide durability, the double pockets with a single flap are extra trick. So of course Vaughn used the same features in his collaboration shirt with Bicycling Magazine, and styled them well at each photo spot.

From An Editorial Shoot In San Francisco

  • Outside the camera frame is my assistant Timo holding a 48” Westcott octabox.
  • Timo doesn’t “trust” fancy coffee drinks.
  • Unfortunately many good spots with a San Francisco background require shooting in an intersection.
  • Parker Dusseau’s logo is a Jack Russell terrier named Winston.
  • My first bike was a chopper style cruiser with 20” wheel

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Jay Watson
San Francisco Bay Area based lifestyle and people photographer Jay Watson shoots editorial, apparel, automotive, corporate, and sports subjects for commercial clients. Published in over 70 magazines.

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