Motorcycling and photography share a common requirement, that you get out of your house and explore. I have a great affinity for motorcycling and film photography, both of which I’ve been doing for more than half my life. When you’re on a motorcycle you are out in the open. You feel every warm and cold air pocket, you smell all the smells and feel the sun and the wind. You’re present in the moment. The same is true about photography. You’re walking through the world and noticing everything, evaluating whether or not something is worth shooting. Film photography requires you to slow down and ensure optimum composition and camera settings. There are a finite number of frames on a roll of film, every shot counts.
In the saddle and behind the lens are my happy spots. Life slows down and I’m engaged with my machinery. Those joys, I feel, are worth sharing.