Spent the late afternoon down in Orange County just down the street from the Cycle Lodge shooting with Grant Peterson and his Shovel and Flathead for some upcoming editorial pieces. It was a nice clean and crisp Saturday after the first rain storm So Cal has had in a very long time.
Shooting out in Gardena yesterday at Kiyo's Garage. I've been trying to hook up with Brent Rogers to shoot his Knucklehead that Kiyo had built and debuted at Born Free 6. It'll be going to Japan for the Mooneyes show at the end of the year.
New issue of Hot Bike Magazine is dropping next week. I got the cover shot with Brandon "Brawny Built" Holstein with his HD Street 500 that he built for BF6. The Speed Merchant/Born Free collaboration project.
I was fortunate this year to be able to shoot every invited builder at this years Born Free 6 thanks to the help of Walter Gemeinhardt of Kickstart Cycle. Check out the photos at the Born Free website.
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Went back to Salinas to reshoot with Cole. Remember I lost all my photos I shot with him a couple of months back. Well it was cheaper for me to drive back out there than to pay and have the files recovered. This time we shot at Todd Gravelle's shop about 15 min away from Cole's house.
I wouldn't have accomplished as much as I have being a photographer with the help of a few people. Chopper Dave is one of those guys. He welcomed me into his shot so I could do a photoshoot with him not knowing who I was. He has opened many doors for me and has been there when I needed his help. Truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Thanks Dave for everything.
Took the family out for a Sunday outing down to Melrose and checked out the new Powerplant store. My 5 year old daughter wanted to take photos around the shop and here are some of her snaps. If you get a chance go check out the store. Really well done with some nice things to buy in there.
Joyrides Art Company showcases the photographic and design work of Mark Kawakami. Specializing in the hot rod, choppers and tattoo industry. Our goal is to find those people who love to ride, drive and create art as a way of life. We aim to bring that love to you through photographs and design.