Life's been quite busy lately, writing a lot of articles and editing tons of photos. On my last trip to the USA I've been shooting a lot of automotive stuff, since most of the motorcycle mags I usually work for had too many articles in stock... That's why you've seen a lot of the 911 stuff. I hope to be doing some motocross shoots soon, and there's also a few GP's coming up for me this summer which I have to cover. More auto stuff too, I'm pretty sure about that. Shooting cars is fun. With a little luck I'll be covering some choppers in France this spring & summer also. So, keep checking back. I'm sorry for the lack of updates, but every now and then I'll try to post up some neat pics. Thanks for looking! -M.
Over the last year I haven't been able to post many photos I took of Mark Drews' bike. Most of the shots went to magazines first, for use in my articles, and I don't like to publish stuff before it gets printed, except for one of two teaser shots most of the time. Anyways, all these "Mark Drews Triumph" articles have been published now, so I made a new Series, of Mark's skinny Trump, in the portfolio section.
The photo below is one of my all time favourites. Maybe my favourite pick of all the shots I ever took so far... Now, when I sell articles, I try to supply various magazines with different photos as much as possible. I will throw in some of my favourite shots for every magazine, like the one below. And guess what.. Out of probably 5 or 6 magazines, none of 'em used the shot below...... So here you go. I've been waiting for a long time to show you this one. Mark became a good friend over the last year and he really deserves the coverage. Love this rad photo.
As most of you know, photographer Ken Nagahara went on a coast to coast motorcycle ride last year, from Oakland to Brooklyn and back, together with his buddies Max Schaaf and Chris Lindig.. He brought his camera along all the way and shot an impressive collection of photos, on film.... He's currently having a few exhibitons across Europe and I went to visit my buddies, the Flake Kings, who had Ken's work on display for the last time this weekend at their shop in Eindhoven Rock City. Guz, Jochem, Gijs and Sander did a great job I have to say!!
Some of Sander's artwork on display also..
Guz's Triumph in progress...
Our friend Paul de Jong walked in also and started to check out Jochem's headlight / foglight collection.. Guess what he discovered.... An S&M headlight... Chris Moeller, if you see this... You need one of these lights for your Shovelhead..!
It was a busy day today, and in between running from one place to the other I ended up at the FIA GT1 World Championship races at the circuit of Zolder in Belgium. This was kind of a last minute deal, and I didn't have any media credentials or something, so I had to improvise to get a few good shots. I hadn't even planned on taking my camera equipment at all... Anyways, here's 3 of my favourite shots...... Nothing too special.
Walking into this guy's garage is like walking back into time... Rolly is the real deal. 80 years old and still going strong, this man got his first car at age fourteen and has done it all. Not only does he have some killer Porsche stuff going on, like his rare '66 911 and 356 Carrera 2, he also had a killer '32 Ford project in progress.. Lotsa history there..........
Things have been so busy over here... That means that I even haven't been able to edit all my photos from my last trip to California, which was in October 2011.... here's another shot of the Golden Gate Bridge.. When I went to the Rennsport Reunion near Monterey on Friday, I decided to drive all the way up to the bridge on a busy Friday afternoon, to have a little session shooting the bridge. The light was pretty awesome. I was lucky. No fog, although that can look pretty good too...... Maybe I have to go back some day..