May 7th, 2013
I apologize for the lack of communication lately. This time of year is exhausting as it always happens to bring an overwhelming number of projects to an abrupt deadline that nearly kills me (no pun). But please be assured that a flood a content will follow as soon as my photo studio is finished. I’ve got a feast of fun moto projects lined up that should suffice your appetite for the road.
In other news…Things are looking good as we hit 80 (degrees, not MPH) last week! The heat put a little wind in everyone’s sails and blow most of the clothing off all the ladies in town (the classy ones anyway). Everyone is getting their bikes dialed in and their maps plotted out for a summer of moto-mischief. So keep the rubber on the road and I will see you out there shortly.
April 21st, 2013
Oh dear lord I’m so far behind on everything in life:/ Sorry I haven’t had any time for updates. We had a good turnout for the swap meet last week, or was it two weeks ago? Anyhow, here are some pics. Thank you to everyone who came out. Stay tuned… We’re gonna have a summer kick off party as soon as my studio is done!
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April 3rd, 2013
This time of year gives me a case of the bipolars. It always happens during my transformation from seasonal depression to seasonal allergies… The clouds part and WHAM!… a normal, happy and sunny afternoon, and then it starts raining again. I’ll need a prescription if this keeps up… Hell, I’ll need committed if you start throwing babes and motorcycles in there? The Northwest can be rough:/ People from California have no idea… They just walk around in bikinis all year like it doesn’t matter. I don’t even remember what a bikini looks like!
I’m kidding. I do remember what a bikini looks like and I’m not bipolar either. But these motorcycles are… They might actually be the most bipolar hobby one can adopt. You spend all your time anticipating the feeling of speeding down the open road, but as soon as you have all the mechanical elements aligned, something breaks… or your buddy breaks down, or you’re riding along, riding along, feeling like a million, and BOOM! Vermin come bounding out of the forest trying to kill you and your girlfriend. At least that was our experience this weekend… Dalen and Jamie took a little tumble on the pan when several bloodthirsty deer kamikaze’d across the highway. I could hear their evil little hooves charging on the pavement as they yelled BONSIA! (I realize as I’m writing this that it might not be politically correct so forgive me… but it is the only example I can think of at the moment?) Regardless, the attack was poorly planned and Dalen and Jamie rolled out of it unharmed (aside from minor scratches). By the time I had pulled up, Jamie had back- handspringed to her feet and Dalen was straightening his bars. It was scary but I knew they were fine because the first thing Jamie asked was “is the bike okay?” And it was. We finished the ride and everyone returned home exhausted once the adrenaline wore off. I hate deer.
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April 2nd, 2013
Put some air in your tires and some beer in your belly tomorrow at Moe Bar!!!
March 20th, 2013
I’m pretty excited about this… Visual Supply Co has created a beautiful post package with an easy work flow. They gave me the Photoshop pack to audition into my post work. I’m really impressed and can’t wait to see what they come out with next. I’m hoping they release a package for Capture One, hint hint:)
Take a look at there site and let them know what you think. They are really good at answering questions and want to hear your opinion.
March 18th, 2013
Pete from Tellason and Logan Kelsey came up to Seattle for an afternoon and shot some behind the scenes material. They did a good job of making my life look kind of interesting:) Thanks guys. I hope ya’ll can come back and hang out this summer, eh?
Tellason Stories: Meet Todd from Vertical Online on Vimeo.
March 12th, 2013
I’m not going to write about how great Portland is. What’s the point? Everybody knows by now… And none of you really read this anyway? Sorry. I’m tired and cranky. That place wore me out. I was hoping for a quiet little chopper getaway but instead I got 48 hours of face splitting smiles, endless mountain highways, indigenous microbrews, designer coffee, Prince concerts, sushi, huge tits, wheelies, El Caminos, biscuits and gravy, and somehow, I even had time to watch a Wes Anderson movie upside-down (true story). I laughed. I cried. I wore leather pants and fell in love with every girl I saw on the street, because I saw her dance the night before at Sassy’s where I spent all my beer money… but somehow, could still afford beer and fuel the next day? It was as appropriately confusing as the actual definition of awful…
1: inspiring awe
2: filled with awe: as
a: obsolete : afraid, terrified
b: deeply respectful or reverential
3: extremely disagreeable or objectionable <awful food>
4: exceedingly great —used as an intensive <an awful lot of money>
So there it is, Portland, 1, 2, 3, or 4… Take your pick.
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March 6th, 2013
Sun in February is kind of like drinking at the 9 LB Hammer in George town. If you are a regular, you know there is a shortage of female company. But every once in a while, a hot babe will fall in and light the place up. These are the nights that inspire me to continue drinking there. And likewise, it is these few and far between visits from the sun that remind me why I live here in Seattle. Because when it’s on it is on! And who really needs hot babes everyday? That just sounds like a pain in the ass?
Anyway, these are some shots from our last blast of sunlight. Dalen and I spent the day shooting with Pete and Logan from Tellason. They came up from the bay area and brought the sun with them (dumb luck). We all had a fun and shot some really good material. I wish you guys could have stayed longer. Come back soon and we will test your luck at the 9 LB, eh?