The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part II

In the second part of my conversation with photographer Brian Vernor, we talk about storytelling through photography as well as photography when it is in service to a written feature. We also discuss the difference between commercial work and editorial work and how storytelling is a more compelling way to reach people than just marketing a product. 

Temple Ishite-ji, Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan, 2016.

Prior to flying to Japan to work on the “88 Temples” feature for Bicycling, Brian and I spent considerable time on the phone and I revealed things to him that I hadn’t admitted to my closest friends. We discuss how those revelations informed the way he shot the feature. 

Builder Todd Ingermanson of Black Cat.

We also explore how there’s more to Brian’s work than photography alone.



The Pull is brought to you by the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the world’s premier annual gathering of bicycle framebuilders and framebuilding enthusiasts. The 2019 show will take place March 15-17th at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California.

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Brian Vernor
Patrick’s feature “88 Temples” in Bicycling Magazine


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