The Hairy Biker Challenge was set up by Damien Demolder on the main stage of the Photography Show in the NEC Birmingham. The model posed perfectly on the Harley Davidson motorcycle as the lights were being set up.
As I was travelling by bus and plane I wanted to keep my bag light. The lightest kit I have is an old Canon 350d (some would day a dinosour) and a really terrific cheap plastic 50mm F1.8 lens also by canon.
Another reason for using this kit was to prove that it is the photographer and not the camera that takes the picture. You have to know your camera, know what its limitations are and work around them to produce the image you want. I had taken this in colour but I only ever saw it as being a black and white image. Perfect!