Since those early days Trick Photography has evolved as premiere imagery for motorcycle publications. Through over 30 years of work Peirce developed an increased appreciation for the aesthetic of the motorcycle itself, and has turned his dual passion of photography and motorcycles into fine art.
The highlight of the rally is always the impressive vintage bike show. Showing primarily European motorcycles, the even showcased many bikes seen nowhere else. From that session, a double-framed collection of ten solid pictures showing motorcycle marks from Ariel, to Honda, to Triumph, to Zundapp were created, titled "Motorbikes from A to Z, Lake O' The Pines 2001."
The UNS Engine Project led to the publishing of the completed series titled, The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine. The book is published from Veloce Publishing, UK. US distribution through Motorbooks International.
The images selected for the CAM exhibit are part of Peirce's newest project, The Mechanistic Abstract Series. Mechanistic Abstract is a series of abstract art photography of mechanical subjects rendered in a biomechanical style. The photographs in the series highlight the biomechanical forms found in designed machines.
Daniel William Peirce (born May 21, 1959) is an American photographer, author, entrepreneur, and philosopher, best known for his fine art photography representing the style and design of the motorcycle engine. Daniel completed a decade-long portfolio of photographs titled The Up-N-Smoke (UNS) Engine Project, resulting in a photography book The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine, studying the light, shadows, and graphic nature of motorcycle engines.
Known in the industry as "Lord of Light, Master of the Pixel", Peirce's style emphasizes utilizing the natural occurrences of shape, shadow, and highlights found in manufactured materials and highlighted by his studio photography techniques.
Daniel Peirce ‘s company Trick Photography produces photography and publishes articles for the motorcycle and powersports industries. Industry: product photography, advertising, retouching and image processing. Collectors: full bike coverage for display or auction. Editorial: magazine and web images that tell a story with creative sets and lighting. Wall Art: Unique framed art prints by EFX Gallery. Contact Daniel for more information or a price estimate. firstname.lastname@example.org