Story and Images by: DeWayne Rogers
Styled by:Victor Michel
Grooming by:Jazzmene Ellison
Motorcycle and wardrobe compliments of Harley-Davidson: 2014 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special featured
A nervous energy coursed through the room. It hit me in the face like a blast of Arctic cold, the moment I entered. A quick scan of the room showed that I wasn’t alone in the feelings that lived with me the entire drive up to actor Brian White’s house that morning:
We had a lot of work to accomplish in one day, but not a lot of time to do it.
First, there was the matter of shooting an entire editorial spread showing White’s affinity for Harley-Davidson — four scenes, four locations — all in a day. An avid bike enthusiast, the goal was to capture a day in the life of White as he cruised around Los Angeles sporting his 2014 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special. The timing of the shots had to be just right to give the desired feel, hence the uneasiness of the crew. But those feelings quickly dissipated the moment White entered the room.
“You guys ready for an amazing day? I’m really excited about this.”
It was almost as if White had teleported back to his days of playing professional football for the New England Patriots, and he somehow sensed that his assembled team for the day needed a pep talk before the final big play. His enthusiasm was instantly contagious, as you began to see chins lift and shoulders straighten up.
Yeah, maybe we can do this.