I seek to capture those fleeting moments of emotion and beauty that can often be overlooked. - Masson Liang
Masson doesn't know it but we stalked him.
He was one of our early Kickstarter backers and has been supporting our story from the start. He'd like our posts, and we'd see his profile photo with his camera slung over his shoulder. When we clicked into his Facebook page, we found some great imagery in the South Florida area - really positive and upbeat. Full of color and life, they told great stories of people and places.
When he said he'd do a Priority Profile we were really excited, and we got a 3-in-1 view of South Florida- some of which people know, and other parts that are more hidden. He takes us from Miami Beach, to the Wynwood Arts District, out to the quieter Redlands/Homestead area. Each place has a unique energy, delivered with a smile and beautiful view.
Masson also calls out his favorite places to stop along the way in Wynwood - fromPanther Coffee, to Zak the Baker, and Coyo Taco. As someone who has only been to places that have Pitbull songs on loop, it was a treat to navigate in new ways.
Doug Ellis, a Santa Barbara-based photographer, had reached out with some questions about our bicycles and the gearing. After answering his questions, we got to chatting a bit about Santa Barbara, sharing stories, favorite spots, and maybe left some things unsaid from the UCSB days.
Doug isn't just your regular photographer. He captures unique moments naturally and reflects a transformative authenticity and joy in his subjects. He works with conscious businesses and lifestyle clients, but has also shot luminaries such as the Dalai Lama and Marianne Williamson, and offers his time to a variety of cause-driven organizations.
We have seen our bicycles hundreds of times, but seeing them through the eyes of Doug, and hearing where he rides and why he rides, it's like it's the first time. You can see Doug's work at DougEllisPhoto.com and his Priority Profile below.