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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thanks to Nelson Kanno my pictures are in the upcoming "The Horse" magazine. Nelson did a story on Brandon Holstein of Brawny Built and used photos I had taken.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Went out a few weeks back to mess around with some night shots of my car. Was out at a sketchy place so I had to move fast. Had my daughter with me. I said screw it and got the hell out of there. I'll try another place where I could take my time.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Went down to Saints & Sinners Tattoo Parlor last Friday night to shoot some shots of Ben Fitzgerald. I need to update the promo card for Smiley so I needed some shots of Ben and Jacob who are working there now. Call the shop to make appointments. 714-534-7166
Some pics of Ben's work lifted off his myspace site.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I first saw one of Adam’s magazines on Nelson Kanno’s coffee table. I was dropping something off at Nelson’s and while we were talking, I saw these two magazines out of the corner of my eye. As Nelson was talking to me, I couldn’t stop wondering about them. I was so drawn to the magazines that I had to pick one up and take a look. I fell in love with them before I even got half way through. I asked Nelson where he got them from and told me they were created by Adam Wright but were hard to get a hold of and that he may not have anymore. I asked Nelson to try and hook me up so he called Adam to let him know I was interested. Luckily, Adam had a few more and was able to send me one. Ever since then I made sure I was ahead of the game and put my order in advance for the next magazine.
I’ve spoken with Adam a few times over the phone since then and we’ve traded emails back and forth, but I finally made it down to the Santa Cruz area to visit with him on a rainy Saturday night. We sat around and I met his wife, Corinne and his little boy Asa. They have a cozy little surf cottage in La Selva right off the freeway.
He gave me a copy of his newest magazine, Hauler and I recently called him up to talk about it. We discussed how some of the shots came to be and the stories behind the photos.
COLE FOSTER: “I shot with Cole for about an hour that day.” Adam told me. He shoots quite a bit with Cole so he showed up that day to shoot a couple shots around the shop and then went for a quick ride. In regards to the back cover photo; “I don’t know how he made it over that dirt mountain.” Adam said. “Cole yelled to me that he wanted to go over that hill. He told me to go over there to get the shot and by the time I got to the spot he was already going. I was watching through the viewfinder and I thought he was going to break his neck. He got up the hill and the nose was hanging over and I waited and waited for the right moment to get the shot.”
JEFF WRIGHT: “Jeff’s cool! He likes all types of motorcycles like I do. He paints great too. I didn’t know about that until I went to his house. He had killer paints and does all kinds of design stuff.”
DUSTIN HINIKER: “Harley and Vice were creating videos for some blog. They wanted me to shoot it and document it. They were shooting with Dustin and Dave. Some of those shots were from that day and the one shot is of Dustin hanging out at Alex’s bar the next day.”
SCOTT CRAIG: “Me, Scott and Trev were up in Laughlin and Trevelen was doing something for a bike show there. We were just sitting around in the air conditioned casino because it was 100 degrees or something like that outside. We sat in there and did some gambling. Scott Craig rips.”
RYAN REED: “I went to high school with Ryan. He would always build VW’s and had one of them on the cover of Hot VW’s when he was in the 10th grade. He is really good working on newer Harleys. His bikes are super clean. He works out of his garage and does just great stuff.”
JIMMY VAUGHAN: “It really wasn’t my fault that his name is spelled wrong, but since it’s my magazine in the end it is my fault. We were just hanging out in the bar and we were going to shoot the next day but his keyboardist had a stroke. So I’ll have to hook up with him another time and shoot.”
JAY ADAMS: “I couldn’t take him out of the room and I didn’t have a lot of time to shoot him. I think that’s why Garage (Magazine) chose me to shoot it because I don’t need a lot of time to set up. Jay was rad.”
Adam isn’t a new comer to the photography scene and has shot a lot of different things before he began doing Road Coarse and Hauler. “For 5 years I shot NASCAR, AMA motorcycle racing and Indy Cars. Before that for another 5 years I was shooting music and other things. I shot everything from Metellica, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Ozzy. I used to shoot all that stuff. I did a lot of weird stuff. I have some crazy pictures of Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Snoop Dog and the Rolling Stones. Backstage stuff….”
“I could never really do what I want to do with the magazine because of the money. I would like to do one in Sweden and maybe one in Japan. It cost so much to print in color which is why I do black and white. Another thing a lot of people don’t know is my photography is either at night or in the garage.” Adam doesn’t use a flash or a light meter and has been doing this for quite a while now. “I have an idea of where the settings should be, but I’m wrong sometimes too.”
Adam will continue to produce these magazines even though he tends to loose money while doing it. Why does he continue? Adam said, “I make them because they’re fun to do. I get to do something different. I am not really trying to promote my magazines and make them big time. I strictly just do it for me.”
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Picked up the new issue of CKD today. I have photos in this one from the Mooneyes Xmas show and the editorial on Eryk Frias' 53 Oldsmobile. Paint was done by one friend Donnie Baird over at Imperial Customs. On Newstands now. Pick up your copy.
Monday, March 9, 2009
A few weeks back I shot a wedding down at Olvera Street. The wedding was not your ordinary wedding but was real cool. Was a little stressful trying to get the shots but it was fun never the less. Here are some shots that I took.
The newly weds. Kenny and Shayna.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Just got off the phone with Adam Wright tonight and we talked about his current book out, Hauler. I should have the interview posted later in the week. Working on a bunch of new stuff for the Joyrides Art Co. website and a few freelance projects. Hopefully have everything ready to go by the end of the month. Stay tuned.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tim and Chris at Syndicate Barber Shop in Long Beach are throwing another Art Show. I will have framed prints on display and for sale in the show. Come check it out. They are located at 2749 E. Broadway in Long Beach. Show is on March the 13th, next Friday. I will post the time once I find out from the guys when the show starts.
Only a few of the Original Homies T-shirts left in large and xlarge. Clearing the stock out to make room for a new design coming soon. Buy an Original Homie T for only $10.00. Log onto www.joyridesartco.com and buy from the online store.
Photo taken by the Flyin Dutchman last Saturday in Long Beach. That's me in the front than Brandon Holstein (Brawny Built), Scott Schmeister (Scootermcrad.blogspot.com) and Michael Van Der Lee (General Wheels.) The red bike is built by Brandon. Stay tuned as I have shots of that red bike from a previous shoot with Brandon. He also just finished up another bike over the weekend that I plan to get shots of. You can see a snap shot of it over on Church of Choppers Blog. It's the bike he built for Melanie posted by Nelson.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Went up to Mt Baldy on Friday to do a photoshoot with Santa Cruz surfer, Tyler Smith. It was for a upcoming ad campaign for his wetsuit sponsor, Body Glove.
Monday, March 2, 2009
The Flyin' Dutchman, Maurice Van Den Tillaard, landed in the California little over a week ago. He was on a California photo tour shooting all kinds of guys and gals from here in Long Beach to up north, Oakland. I caught up with him yesterday in Long Beach while he was shooting with Brandon Holstein of Brawny Built. If you haven't checked out his blog you should. Click here to go to his blog. He is an amazing photographer that I look to for inspiration.
He flew back home yesterday with all kinds of A+ photos. Check his blog for some of the shots he has taken on his California journey. Thanks again Maurice for letting me hang out on the shoot. Look forward to seeing you soon.