Archive for ‘Photography’

April 5, 2020

Reading

Tsundoku

It means buying books and letting them pile up unread. The word dates back to the very beginning of modern Japan, the Meiji era (1868-1912) and has its origins in a pun. Tsundoku, which literally means reading pile, is written in Japanese as 積ん読.

March 29, 2020

The Peaks Beckon

Rugged Roads

– RTW adventure as seen from the saddle. Wakhan Valley in Tajikistan. Image from Visorhead’s Instagram. Well loaded Triumph Tiger. One other form of Social Distancing?

March 23, 2020

A Room with a View

Parquet Party

– greenery in oils on the walls, wainscoting curtains the walls and an angry red alligator grins on. Gravel trail tool sitting under the daylight beaming through a window. It’s like a cover of Architectural Digest.

March 18, 2020

Mirror Mirror

Reflections…

Photography is like a mirror looking rearward. A view of where you’ve just come from. A recollection or memory of the road previously travelled with experiences to allow the way ahead to be navigated.

March 17, 2020

Gnomon

Evening Shadow

– I needed to partake is some social distancing after work. So with the sun setting across the Skokie Lagoons I had a spirited run up north. I just love that Tiger!

March 8, 2020

Vanishing Point

Canny weather the day.

A promise of temperatures in the sixties had the two new Triumphs out and about. I played with the helmet camera too to memorialize Deans first proper outing on the Street Scrambler. A fine looking machine there! Clocks changed this weekend and spring is truly around the corner.

February 9, 2020

Oi!

Rockers! Evocative photography of a ton-up boy taking off on his cafe’d ride. (The photo is actually a contemporary scene made to look period: the swing arm of the bike to the rear left has a hefty tire and matching swingarm)

February 4, 2020

Point of View

Filming the Impossible | back in the day trying to capture the thrills of the road one had to mount considerable weighty cameras to yer bounce. Here’s Graham Hill and Steve McQueen loaded up with the old analogue contraptions that ran old school film stock. Now we have miniature lightweight high definition cameras to accomplish this. So I bought myself a new toy…

February 3, 2020

Acid Days

Born to be Wild | Keyboardist of Californian band Steppenwolf Goldie McJohn sits on a BSA Rocket 3 whilst American Recording Studio producer Richie Polodor looks on from his Jeep. Polodor was producer for Three Dog Night who had hits such as a #1 cover of Eric Burden’s Mama told me (not to come).

January 18, 2020

Uber alternative

Boda Boda Madness | Dutch artist Jan Hoek and Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case captured the madcap Nairobi taxi drivers who elaborately design their bikes to attract customers.

The motorcycles are all Indian made Bajaj 125’s.

January 6, 2020

Under the palm

Winter | About this time in Chicago ones mind wanders to the warmer days sometime in the distant future. Under a blue sky sittin’ on a bobbed Bonnie you need to wear a black exposing armfuls of tattoos. A beard, yes you need to grow a beard.

January 1, 2020

Riding into the New Year

Whatever your means of transport enjoy the road ahead. May it be filled with good scenery; exciting adventure; and happy times with family and friends.

December 19, 2019

Halcyon Days

Oceanic Horizon | as we bottom out at the Winter Solstice we can at least dream days with an azure ocean to your side as you zoom along a coastal highway.

December 18, 2019

Sixteen Plus

Bradley | Celebrating his 56th birthday today here’s Mr Pitt looking cool on a GQ magazine shoot. Desert sled provides a purposeful SoCal patina’d prop.

December 9, 2019

Vantage Point

Car Dog Bike | a funny photo to lighten the start of the week. Still trying to figure out the automobile but the bike is a Vincent Black Prince for sure. The dog? He’s called Scout.