Thursday, May 27, 2010


Post by Steve Temple

As you could most likely tell by our total lack of contribution to this blog, we've been pretty busy lately. Here's a (very) quick recap and preview of what's to come.

Michael just came back full of enthusiasm from shooting the Big Mountain Run and got some amazing images. Among the photographic activities, he rode the Tail of the Dragon backwards under the very capable piloting of Chris Callen, and then proceeded to shoot Bean're, Pat from Led Sled and some of their friends navigating foot-clutch big twins through a creek (video). Here are some of Michael's favorite images.

While Michael was rolling through the mountains, I was back in the studio scanning film from the 70's, 80's and 90's in preparation for Michael's Eternal Combustion exhibit coming this August during Sturgis at the Buffalo Chip. This will be Michael's 10th Motorcycles as Art exhibit and 30th year photographing the Sturgis rally. Here's a sneek peek at some of the never before seen images that will be in the exhibit.

March was a busy month as well. After a frigid Daytona Bike Week, Michael was off to Utah shooting a profile on Jeff Decker for HOG® Magazine. He spent 3-days with Jeff as he worked with sculptures, wrenched on bikes, researched his vast collection of motorcycling history for inspiration, and rode the Utah back roads on a Panhead.

Not long after returning from Utah, Michael was off to Germany for the Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show and AMD Championship Bike Show. He's attended this event for the past 3 years always coming back with images of cutting-edge customs, parties and American builders/industry taking in German historical sites.

That's it for now. Have a great Memorial Day!


John E Adams said...

What an amazing journey the last few months and even more amazing pictures! Love the riding shots and shot/lighting in front of the HD dealership.



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