The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine

The Story of the Up-N-Smoke Engine Project

By tradition, the motorcycle is a naked beast, differing from other vehicles by the fact that its mechanical structure is also part of its aesthetic appearance. In The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine, photographer Daniel Peirce examines the graphic nature of historic engines with stunning and dramatic photography. Since the beginning of the motorbike, engine designers knew they had to design power plants that performed well and looked good. Peirce presents 64 stunning pictures from his popular UP-N-SMOKE Engine Project. In addition to his engine photography, the book also includes the story of the project and the years it took to take it from an inspired idea to a tangible reality.

Synopsis


By tradition, the motorcycle is a naked beast, differing from other vehicles by the fact that its mechanical structure is also part of its aesthetic appearance. In The fine art of the motorcycle engine, photographer Daniel Peirce examines the graphic nature of historic engines with stunning and dramatic photography. Since the beginning of the motorbike, engine designers knew they had to design power plants that performed well and looked good doing it. Peirce presents 64 stunning pictures from his popular Up-N-Smoke Engine Project. In addition to his engine photography, the book also tells the story of the project and the years it took to bring it from an inspired idea to a tangible reality. The story of the Up-N-Smoke Engine Project journals how what started as an artistic outlet became an obsession and eventually a business. This is the project that Cycle World magazine called “pornography for gearheads.” A special chapter is included showing the process that each picture needed to go through in order to create the finished product.

About the author


Daniel Peirce has been a commercial photographer for 28 years, and shooting for the motorcycle industry since 1988. His photography has appeared in virtually every major motorcycle magazine in the US. As a writer, Daniel has been a frequent contributor to Ride Texas, Thunder Roads and Cruisin’ Times magazines. For the last twelve years he’s been producing catalogues and magazine ads as the head of photography for Tucker Rocky Distributing, a leading distributor of motorcycle parts and accessories in America. Daniel is an avid motorcycle rider and a vintage motorcycle enthusiast.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845847-35-7 • eV number: eV4735 • Published: August 2014 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £14.99 / $23.99 / €20.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4174 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £19.99 • 144 pages • 90 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845841-74-4 • UPC: 6-36847-04174-8. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine

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