Saturday, May 2, 2015

where have all the good times gone

I think the world may have really ended in the 70's

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blown Magna Cycle


this machine showed up at David Mann last year.  Far out little survivor.
You could buy these kits for sportsters from Jerry Magnuson in Santa Ana back in the 70's.
Magnuson had a little company that was called MPD-more famous for its primary covers.

Monday, April 27, 2015

sturgis road trip 2014

last summer I had a great little trip to Sturgis with Andy Carter from Pangea Speed.  Especially nice was winning the Street Chopper/Hot Bike Winner Take All Show!  Meeting lots of great people, partying, and seeing what is left of America is what this is all about.  Finally getting around to loading some pictures.


two-faced Cadillac

closed unfortunately


It's the water

Arlen's "Untouchable" in the Michael Lichter Buffalo Chip exhibit.

Barn Job

Jeff G Holt himself



Simply Amazing signage in Deadwood

Riding the Black Hills

Sweet Hitchiker

So Killer

Gold in  them thar hills


doodle bug

part of the "Yosemite" Radoff collection at Bones Legacy


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lost Analog Run Film

Found a roll of undeveloped film in the saddlebag of my '37 a few weeks back and got it developed. Turns out it's from the Analog Run last October where we rode to the Central Coast of California and spent three days and two nights having a great time. Thanks again Caleb for throwing it!
Now I gotta find the stuff I originally got developed...I think it was from Costco and they stopped doing scans...






Monday, February 2, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fresh air

Went up north for some errands and decided to take the "scenic route" and my flathead through Malibu and a few of the canyons toward the west end of it plus hidden valley. Sure was nice. I moved to California 15 years ago and days like today make me happy I'm here. 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Black and white film Mooneyes Yokohama

Got my black and white film processed that I shot in Japan. I tried a few rolls of Illford 3200 and forgot my old Olympus OM-2 only went to 1600 ISO and had to try and jog my memory what to do to compensate. It's only been 20 years probably since I have been in that kind of pickle. 







Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Film from Mooneyes Japan 2014

Getting film developed is just as exciting as it ever was, maybe even more that it is not "normal" in photography today. I picked up my five rolls of color today, but am still waiting for the black an white to come back. I used to shoot and process tons of black and white film in the 1990's and pretty much lived in the darkroom. I have binders and binders still of all the negatives that need to get scanned, mostly of hardcore bands of the time in all ages shows in Salt Lake. Good times.
Anyway, here are some of my 35mm Fuji 800 ISO shot through my old trusty Olympus OM-2.

One of my favorite places to shoot in Japan digital or film is the sort of alley way or access road behind the Yokohama Pacifica Convention Center as the special guests nervously wait to ride and drive their custom motorcycles and cars into the show with 13,000 people on their tippy toes with much anticipation. This road is generally, in my eyes, perfect lighting for handheld photography. This year with the local noise restrictions kept much of the activity back here pretty calm and stationary, but I am still happy with what I got. everything else is handheld with no flash inside the show. Also, none of this has been altered in photoshop or filters.