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”
…to read the rest of the article head over to Chopcult.com