Jesse Padilla -- aka Otter LaRouche -- prides himself on taking the analog version of photography as far as it will go. His style, particularly when he documents moto culture, tends to drift toward black and white, high contrast, sometimes grainy images. Padilla is attracted to vintage tech, whether it's the film cameras he uses or the classic cars and motorcycles he favors when shooting. For this gallery, the quadragenarian pored over 1000s of images, scanning negatives from his back catalogue of work.

He is also currently working on a coffee-table book, a historical rider’s guide to motorcycle routes from the Carolinas to Maine, highlighting landscape images he shot of the areas and the roads along the way. Check out more of Otter LaRouche's photography on his website --

portrait : Stephen Sutter