I am pleased to announce the opening of my new online store. The inventory will be constantly changing with one-off prints. These images will be truly one of a kind. Once the framed print is sold, it will never be available in that size or frame again. To kick off the opening of the store I am offering free shipping for the first week the store is open, August 1-7. Just use the code “SHIPTHIS” during checkout.
I had been talking to Lisa Ballard at Chop Cult for a while now, letting her know that I wanted to start sending her some features. It took a little bit of time for me to nail down a bike that I wanted to shoot for my first feature. So I recently photographed my friend Gray’s bike. That may sound odd, “It took a little bit of time for me to nail down a bike.” if that’s the case, then why did it take so long to shoot your buddy’s bike. Well he wasn’t my friend yet when I decided I wanted to shoot his bike.
Hour first attempt at shooting resulted in me working on my own broken down bike, it was then a matter of a couple months of conflicting schedules, events and both of us forgetting that the reason we became friends in the first place was to shoot his build. Finally, we got the set shot and I submitted the photos and a write-up to Chop Cult.
With that being said, it is my pleasure to now be a Chop Cult contributor.
“I can’t remember what caught my eye about Gray’s bike first. The insane paint, the cleanliness of the build, or the fact that most of the photos he was posting looked to be in and around Orange County. I immediately direct messaged him to see if he would be interested in letting me shoot his bike. I just hoped he actually lived nearby. He was open to the idea and when we exchanged info we came to realize that we were essentially neighbors in Costa Mesa. I rolled over to his place a few days later to check out the bike and meet the man who built it”
A taco shack, live music, raffle prizes, and a dozen custom painted Biltwell helmets! That’s how MotoLadylikes to celebrate. To ring in the 4 year anniversary of MotoLady, Alicia Elfving and Jeff Wolf decided to get creative. They chose to have some fun and host a helmet art show: Quality Control. The third host, Dumptruck was kind enough to donate his garage space in Signal Hill, California for the event.
Including his own work, Jeff Wolf of Wolf Designs invited 5 other artists to each submit two painted Biltwell helmets. One of each of the artist’s helmets would be raffled off and the other would be sold. The artists included the likes of Spencer Getty of Spagetty’s Garage, Bryan Scott, Bombshell Deluxe, Jason Prouty of Garage 31, and Jeff Yarrington. Each artist brought a unique style and approach to their Biltwell lid, showcasing a broad assortment of artistic expression.
With tons of people heading home with custom painted helmets and some other goodies from the piñata the Quality Control show was a hit. Congratulations to MotoLady on the 4th anniversary and a great show.
Once a year the good folks at Gasser Lounge and Ladyhump throw one of the best parties of the year. They invite 500 people to get together, bring their bikes/vans/vintage cars and party down in the hills near Santa Barbara. I made my way out there this year with a group of people that I have gotten to know over the last few months and whom I have the luxury to call great friends. After riding from all different parts of Southern California we met up in Santa Clarita and began the rest of our journey to HC3. The morning was cold but by the time we made it to the coast, Ventura welcomed us with perfect blue skies that made the waterfront look like everything you’d expect from a California postcard.
Once we rolled into Hazard we set up our tents near the rest of our chopper family and I got to work making my rounds about the camp shooting the bikes, saying hi to people and getting a lay of the land. Escape to Hazzard County is a place for people to get together, drink some beer, eat some food and let loose. Bikes and tents dot the landscape, and everywhere you look people are stumbling around with massive drunken grins. The entertainment is topnotch too! the hillbilly games were nothing short of hilarious, with hay bail races, keg tosses and a ‘cock fight’ (whoever steals the most rubber chickens from other opponents in the allotted time wins).
As the night fell upon the camp, the bands took the stage and the rest is honestly a very blurry blur. But I know I had fun at HC3, how could I not?
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