Motos & Photos Night : NYC

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We're building a community of NYC-based motorcycle photographers, filmmakers and artists promoting interchange, common events, mentorship, education and inspiring content ...

Rahoul Ghose, NYC Motorcyclist


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 April. December's inaugural event featured talks with Grace Roselli, Dean 'Chooch' Landry and Mike Higgins. (feature & gallery)


Filipacchi in Nolita, Manhattan -- will host our re-scheduled third event, Thursday, March 21. This event will be ticketed. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the event set to start at 7 PM sharp, and running to 10 PM.

Gracing the stage in March 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

The evening will include 10-minute segments from each of the speakers, followed by some interview time with each to discuss their journey. And all three will be taking questions following the talk session.


Oficina Latina, Nolita's Panamerican-inspired bar and restaurant will be supplying light snacks for the night and is also offering a 2-for-1 drink special after the event for all attendees ... the restaurant/bar is located right across the street from Filipacchi.


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 many bikes still 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. Photos will also be put up in a gallery on and possibly be used in a future issue of Motoveli Magazine.

Hashtag your entries #motosandphotosnyc on Instagram. If we see a photo we really like, we'll also be hashtagging entries. You can also send in your photos using the form linked below, or email them, with your details to

NOTE: If you're using the form, once you've attached your image remember to click the 'Begin Upload' button.


ICON has stepped up for this round as a sponsor, generously offering two cool moto items for our event fundraising raffle:

1) An ICON Airflite helmet in the winner's size and color choice (valued at $280)
2) An ICON 1000 MH1000 jacket in the winner's size and color/model choice (valued at $290)

A five dollar ticket gets you in the running for both draw prizes at Motos and 'Moving' Photos 3. You must attend the event to participate in the raffle. All funds raised go toward operational costs.


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