I love photographing motorcycles and the enthusiasts who build and ride them. I think they make interesting character studies.
This photo is of my friend and customer Dar Holdsworth, owner of Darwin Motorcycles, makers of the Brass Ball Bobbers line of motorcycles. Dar is a former Army vet who decided to build his own custom motorcycle. Later he started building bikes for friends and it eventually morphed into a well know motorcycle manufacturer here in Oklahoma City. I have photographed a lot of bikes for Dar over the past 5 years. This bike was heading overseas to a dealer in Dubai. Yea, he builds bikes that sell all over the world, including a dealer in China.
I shot this bike for Dar with my digital cameras for a magazine story. When we were done I set up my Toyo VX-125 view camera and I photographed just the bike with Dar – the epitome of cool – in the picture.