We're building a community of NYC-based motorcycle photographers, promoting interchange, common events, mentorship, education and inspiring content through a monthly, off-season photo night here in the city. The event brings together moto enthusiasts/photographers to socialize and talk about riding and shooting ... we'll have profiled photographers speaking about their experiences, inspirations and advice, and a regular panel discussing moto-photo related topics. After December events will be held on one of the last two Thursdays of the month through March, with a special ride-in gallery finale planned for April. December's inaugural event featured talks with Grace Roselli, Dean 'Chooch' Landry and Mike Higgins. (feature & gallery)
The Wythe Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn -- will host our third event, Thursday, Feb. 28. With an independent entry from Wythe Avenue and a foyer with private bar and restrooms, the Wythe Cinema features a full-HD digital projector and room for 75 seated guests. This event will be ticketed with a $10 admission fee. Doors open at 7 PM with the event set to start at 7:30 PM sharp, and running to 10 PM.
Gracing the stage in February for a special filmmakers edition -- Motos and 'Moving' Photos NYC -- will be:
- Kate O'Connor Morris: A contributing writer to La Motocyclette and Craftrad, Kate penned the Fox Searchlight film 21 Days Under the Sky (Netflix Original, 2016), an unconventional true story about those men who won't conform. Four guys meet in San Francisco to start a 3,800-mile ride down the Lincoln Highway – the oldest coast-to-coast route connecting the east to the west. They are riding vintage 'choppers'; bikes prone to break down or run out of gas. Through the highs and lows of a long journey, this story examines the timeless American love affair with the motorcycle and an even greater American tradition: the road trip. Kate rode the entire route with the film subjects, wearing a single pair of jeans, with no tent, and writing along the way. (kateoconnormorris.com)
- Jean Pierre (JP) Kathöfer: A 30-something German who has been living in NYC since 2015, JP works in the tech world and is an avid motorcyclist, videographer and community-builder. With a passion for motorcycles -- he owns a 2012 Suzuki DRZ400 and a 1978 Yamaha SR500 -- JP spends much of his free time riding street, dirt, and adventure. He runs a YouTube channel and an Instagram feed that highlight those motorcycle adventures and projects. Kathöfer will debut footage from his latest series ESCAPE IN THE CITY - Women riding motorcycles in NYC at Motos and 'Moving' Photos Night. (YouTube)
- Demian Neufeld: An FAA-Licensed and Insured Drone and Airplane Pilot (SEL, PPL), Demian has shot spectacular footage around the world. The Motorcycle Trail Guide and Instructor, and owner of Ryder's Alley Community Motorcycle Garage, will showcase some of his moto-inspiring footage. (rydersalleymedia.com)
We will start the evening with a 40-minute film comprised of 10 min segments from each of the speakers. Then there will be a panel with each getting some individual time to discuss their journey. And all four will be taking questions following the talk session.
FOOD & DRINK
The Wythe Hotel Screening Room and Bar is a cellar-level historic space with high def capabilities and a separate entry out to Wythe Avenue. It has a dedicated bar area with seating and a vaulted ceiling. The bar will be open -- pay as you go -- throughout the evening. And a classic popcorn stand will have the hot, buttered movie fare on hand for $5 per person.
GET INVOLVED : SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES
Every event will encourage attendees to participate, with a monthly image submission based a on specific topic.
For February local photogs are asked to submit their best moto-related photo taken so far in 2019. With the chill in the air and some bikes already in storage, we all need some inspiration to hold on to.
The top five, as judged by our event committee, will be shown at the event with photogs brought up to discuss their image. Images will also be put up in a gallery on NYCMotorcyclist.com and possibly be used in a future issue of Motoveli Magazine. Top five entries each month will earn a limited edition Motos & Photos Night pin.
You can use the submission form
to send in your photos, email them, with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or hashtag them #motosandphotosnyc
If you're using the form, once you've attached your image remember to click the 'Begin Upload
TICKETS (On Sale Feb. 14)