Drove out to Riverside to meet with Rob Fortier today. I was fortunate to meet up with him before the car left for Colorado on Saturday. I plan to edit photos and do a write up from today. Look for more pics and the story soon.
A few months back I drove out to Murietta Ca to shoot with Mike D. I was put in contact with him from Guy at Greasy Kulture magazine. It was a early Saturday morning so it was a easy drive up the 91 to the 15 fwy. Coming down Mike's street there were a few really cool places to shoot and we ended up at this half torn down building. So we set up there and I got my shots. He rode the bike up and down the street a couple times and I was done. Super easy. Thank you Mike for that day. It was a pleasure to meet you. If you haven't already checked it out go get your copy of Greasy Kulture Magazine Issue 14. The article on Mike is in the back and was even written by him. Here are some more shots that were not in the mag.
I have a lot of good shots of the JAC Bad Betty's. So stay tuned as I post more. I was going to post pics of the bikes I shot at Hippy Killer Hoedown, but I figured everyone saw them on the other blogs. Personally after this photoshoot I had more interest in going through these photos and posting them.
I have been working on a story and pictorial of my friend, Jason McCann. It's up on the Joyrides Art Company website now. Check it out. Thanks Jason for taking time out to do this for me. It's been very cool working with you. Enjoy.
Going through photos from Friday nights shoot at Chopper Dave's and Mark Nelson's shop. Very happy with what I ended up with. The girls were great and everything went well. Here's an outtake of the girls getting ready for the next set up. I will post pics up during the week.
This is Liz, I wanted to give a big thanks to the ladies for coming out and taking part in one kick ass Joyrides photoshoot. Ashley, Denise, Lorraine and Melissa, you girls rocked it and for all you boys, there's much more to come....
Thanks also to Mark Nelson, Chopper Dave, Barry LaCour & Denver Dan for their help and support. It could not have been possible without you.
So when my friend Jeff came down from Vegas this past Saturday he was telling me about my booth at the Viva Show. My booth lacked front signage so it was hard to find it. I meant to print out a banner for the front but I ran out of time so I had nothing. As Jeff was leaving my house he said he had something for me. He went to his Econoline van and pulled this out. He had an old helmet laying around his house and had a buddy of his, Mando Velazquez letter it up. Now I can place this on the front table of my booth as signage. Thanks Jeff for the gift. It is way cool.
These pics were sent in from Jeffery Goo down in Vegas. Here's a quick story on the 73 FLH Shovelhead his friend owns.
"We shot these photos north of the I15 fwy in Nevada. My friend Chopper Jay (Jason Martin) called me up and told me to meet him out there. His bike is a 73 FLH Shovelhead, 10" over on the springer, mid mount shift suicide cluth. The shifting lever is a Saber that actually pulls out, S&S stroker kit. His grandfather bought it in 74 and was featured in a biker mag back in 2000. After his grandfather had passed, Jay got the bike,rebuilt it and named it "Old Fucker."
Jeff drove out this past Saturday from Vegas to check out a Econoline show down at the Rose Bowl and stopped by Long Beach afterwards and we had lunch. Jeff rides a pretty cool Panhead that I want to shoot the next time I'm up in Vegas. It's a 51FL with a 47 Springer. His buddy Nate tells me that "Jeff is always working on it and changing something, but it's never down for long because Jeff loves to ride."
New Joyrides Art Co. poster. 18" x 24" Photos of recent photo shoots of motorcycles. Photos of bikes from Cole Foster, John Edwards, Brawny Built, Top Shelf Customs and many more. Buy yours now! Go to the Joyrides Art Co. online store here.
Joyrides Art Company showcases the photographic and design work of Mark Kawakami. Specializing in the hot rod, choppers and tattoo industry. Our goal is to find those people who love to ride, drive and create art as a way of life. We aim to bring that love to you through photographs and design.