Archive for ‘Photography’

January 24, 2023

“Angels Forever, Forever Angels”

“When we do right, nobody remembers. When we do wrong, nobody forgets.”

Gangs of the open road. One per centers wear their signature vests, oily blue jeans and mechanics boots. As well as the ubiquitous Harleys they also tore around on chopped Triumphs like the Pre-Unit shown here.

January 21, 2023

Muse

Glamor Gals

Most published illustrations are based on staged photographs. Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post we’re such examples. Here is a piece of work by one of his contemporaries Gil Elvgren, who was known for his pin-up girls as well as advertising illustrations for companies such as Brown & Bigelow. Many of his ladies ended up as nose art on WW2 bombers.

January 16, 2023

Bellezza Italiana

Beautiful but Dangerous

At 95 Gina Lollobrigita had a full and interesting life. As a sex symbol in post-war Europe she acted in several films opposite leading men such as Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster, and , as seen on the lower right image, Rock Hudson. Later life saw her move to the other side of the camera, where, as a photojournalist, she managed to get an interview with Fidel Castro. (1927-2023)

January 15, 2023

Ninja Days

Gee Pee Zee

– organizing some photos I came across a couple of old photos from the SLR film era. My Kawasaki used to commute in London (top), and my 900 Ninja used in Chicago. Both terrific machines.

September 26, 2022

Lake horizon

Convergence

Rail crossing on a back road leading to Lake Michigan. Very pleasant riding conditions that I would hope to continue well into Fall.

May 29, 2022

Michigan Miles

Highway 12
Green Corridors
Spring Foliage
February 26, 2022

Roadtrip brother?

Youth Adventure

In 1913, 14 year old Louis Abernathy and his 10 year old brother Temple rode their motorcycle from Oklahoma to New York City.

January 24, 2022

Second place. No bad for a first try

TT 1925

Motorcycle racer, engineer and innovator Howard R Davies sits proudly on his sleek powerful 350cc machine. HRD went on to become Vincent and the rest is history.

January 4, 2022

Oil City Oler

Beeza!

– Olive Oler, the first woman to be seen riding her BSA motorcycle around Casper WY 1343 S. McKinley St., 1956 . A nice A7 Shooting Star

January 3, 2022

Sloped

New Model

– “We’ll take two! My husband also wants one!”

January 2, 2022

Brigitte Bardot looks down

Upon a Rocket Gold Star

– Antique bike; ceramics in tall display case; bronze cat; and Terry O’Neill photograph.

October 19, 2021

Anamosa IA

National Motorcycle Museum

– on our road trip through Iowa we stopped in at this impressive collection of motorcycles. Here is a selection of engines spanning 7 decades. More to follow this week!

October 10, 2021

Country Lane

Autumnal Avenue

– I had to go and visit a new project site today. So I took the Tiger for a spin up Sheridan Road along the Lake. Turning off a small lane took me through a quiet corner of the northern suburbs in true rustic fashion. The overcast sky and splash of rain only enhanced the turning colors.

September 27, 2021

Goldfish Goggles

Fish-Eye

– an alternative perspective.

September 22, 2021

Early Light

Fall Equinox

The golden rays of a morning light glows on the Tigers engine. Rarin’ to go…