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MOTO PHOTOS: California’s Stan Evans

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Andrew in Other. 9 comments

In this, the latest installment of our series on the world’s best moto photographers, we spoke to Californian Stan Evans on his work shooting some of the world’s best customisers, riders and bikes. While you couldn’t hope to find a more down-to-earth guys, his work speaks for itself; his black and white shots of Max Hazan are some of the best we’ve ever seen. We hope you agree.


Photographer Profile: Dustin Beatty

Posted on July 30, 2011 by Andrew in Other. 15 comments

From the “Rust in Peace” series

We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Although most of the bikes you’ll see on these here pages are of the older variety (and some more than others), almost all of the shots we and the owners take of them are on digital cameras. If you are anything like us, you will have left the expense and frustrations of film behind for the amazing convenience of digital photography with it’s instant reviews, massive storage capabilities and myriad of in-camera effects. But you’d have to admit, if you were going to do these bikes any kind of visual justice you’d probably want to shoot them with the same era of technology that they themselves were created with. Somehow it just seems to feel right, as if you were celebrating a life-long friendship with a quality aged whisky rather than a trendy vodka mixed into some energy drink and supped from a day-glo coloured aluminium can. Ladies and gentlemen, please raise your crystal glasses to photographer, biker, and film lover, Dustin A. Beatty.


Interview: Photographer Todd McLellan

Posted on June 11, 2011 by Scott in Other. 6 comments

We recently spotted Todd’s photographs on the always pleasing Motart blog. Tod has just shot a ‘Classic Motorcycle’ series that features some of the sweetest bikes money can buy. We loved his subject matter and photos so much that we wanted to find out a little more about Todd McLellan.


Interview: Photographer and Filmmaker Todd Blubaugh

Posted on April 1, 2011 by Scott in Other. 24 comments

Todd Blubaugh is one of those guys you hate. He is very talented at what he does, he loves his job and he gets paid to fly around the world taking photos of models, snowboarders and motorcycles. We came across a trailer for his documentary a few months ago called ‘We R Winning’ (he was winning way before Charlie Sheen) and loved what we saw. The series is all about different people’s experiences with motorcycles and how they’ve changed their lives. Of course, when we originally tried to get in contact with Todd he was in China on a job. But as soon as he got back, he answered a few questions for us.


Photographer profile – Mondo Lulu

Posted on September 18, 2010 by Scott in Other. 4 comments

Mondo Lulu is a photographer and designer living in Toronto. We spotted some of his Café Racer photos on Flickr and thought we’d asked him a few questions.


Photographer profile: Tyler Gilchrist

Posted on August 22, 2010 by Scott in Other. 5 comments

Pipeburn: Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

Tyler Gilchrist: I’m a photographer and bike rider living in Toronto, Ontario. I’ve recently arrived back from living in Boston where I picked up my 1969 Triumph Daytona. I also run a blog called Northshore Run.

PB: What inspires you?

TG: Getting out of the city and – as clichéd as it sounds – feeling the wind in my face inspires me to ride. Seein’ guys do their own thing with their bike – regardless of brand or style – inspires me to find out more. The custom bike scene in Toronto is starting to catch on. There’s definitely some good guys in the city with some pretty sweet bikes. Lots of 70’s CBs and cafe’d out Japanese bikes mixed in with HDs and the odd old-school British bike. Pipeburn, Scott Pommier’s Chasing Thunder and inspired me to pick up a camera and start snapping photos of the bikes and other weird shit I see along the way.


Chasing Thunder

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Scott Pommier is a talented photographer from Vancouver who has been working on a new book titled ‘Chasing Thunder’. Many shots from the book can be seen on Scott’s blog which is continuously updated, showing a new shot every week or so. The series of photographs have a vintage photojournalist feel and the captivating subject matter focuses on choppers, bobbers and motorcycle parts.


Bonneville Speedweek

Posted on February 3, 2010 by Scott in Classic, Racer. 9 comments

This breathtaking photograph is just one in the series by Los Angeles based photographer Jerry Garns. If this shot doesn’t inspire you to head to the 2010 Bonneville Speed Week then nothing will. Jerry tells us that someone once said that “if you are a Buddhist you go to Tibet, but if you are a motorhead, you go to Bonneville”. Jerry had been wanting to go to Bonneville since he was a kid so when he finally arrived last year this is how he described the life long dream: “Once you leave the paved road and roll out onto the salt, you feel like you are in another world. The expanse and flatness, along with the history of racing, creates a sense of place that is beyond written description. Everyone should go to the salt flats at least once in your life to experience it for your self”. To see the other spectacular shots in the series, including legendary Shinya Kimura and Randy Speranza check out Jerry’s portfolio.


Josh Kurpius

Posted on September 23, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Other. No Comments

If you wanted someone to photograph a Hollywood celebrity you would call Annie Leibovitz. If you want someone to photograph a motorcycle or a bike builder then you’d call Josh Kurpius. Josh has shot nearly every custom bike builder in America. Check out his gallery to see the who’s who of the custom motorcycle industry. He also has a cool blog that shows some of his more recent photographs of road trips and other events. [Update: Check out this video he just shot for Harley]


Life on the PCH

Posted on August 17, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

These beautiful photos were shot by Kristian Ranker for a story in French magazine Citizen K. The story is titled ‘Life on the PCH’. PCH stands for Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles. The article takes a look at the biker culture who ride their customs along this famous stretch of road. If you want to see more shots in this great series check out Means Ranker (There’s also a pretty cool video on there as well).