NYC Spring Moto Inspiration
Local optometrist and events consultant Dr David Tai captures some interesting and artistic 360-degree NYC cityscapes from the saddle of his Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone using an Insta360 ONE X. Case in point is his recent circumfluous shot from a ride across the Marine Parkway - Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, a vertical-lift structure which crosses the Rockaway Inlet. Opened on July 3, 1937, the bridge connects the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, with Floyd Bennett Field, Flatbush Avenue, the Belt Parkway, and the Marine Park neighborhood in Brooklyn.
"I don't recommend riding on it unless you have thicker tires ... LOL,"" Tai says.
You can see more of Tai's work on his Instagram @drdavidtai.
A sneak peek at INTERDIMENSIONAL — Lydia Roberts
Riders fly through the interconnected web of branches in an overgrown Pacific Northwest, pushing perusing rivals into hidden traps or dropping them to the forest floor below.
Kickstarter coming soon for Lydia Roberts Collab
A Kickstarter for the first two issues of INTERDIMENSIONAL -- a new sci-fi anthology comic book written by Evan Schultz, and featuring artwork by Williamsburg-based illustrator Lydia Roberts -- is set to launch in early May.
Issue #2 will feature a post-apocalyptic, eco-terrorist biker gang, says Roberts, a speaker at the Motos and Photos : NYC event last December.
But rather than a typical desert-dwelling, hog-riding gang out of the Mad Max universe, @evanschultz's story is rooted in @lydiarobotica's' passion for dirtbikes and trials.
"Riders fly through the interconnected web of branches in an overgrown Pacific Northwest, pushing perusing rivals into hidden traps or dropping them to the forest floor below," Roberts says.
Stay tuned for details. And, while you wait, you can read more on Roberts here: NYC Motorcyclist Feature | Gallery | Lydia Roberts Official Website
The Stowaway — Douglas Thompson
Much of the time, when I'm coming up with concepts for an image, I can look at visual references like Eliott's photograph and see what I want already, fully formed in my mind.
The Stowaway : Artistic Inspiration from Tempus Deficit
If you haven't seen Douglas Thompson’s whimsical artwork online or at the annual Oil and Ink Expo, you've missed out on a fresh look into the moto world and riding. The 40-year-old Connecticut-based moto artist (@TempusDeficit) is open about the inspiration behind his lofty creations, which pair motorcycles with symbols of flight, freedom and fancy. In his own words: "Floating becomes a metaphor for letting go, and the whole concept is fascinating to me as a representation of freedom and lightheartedness. This is also how I think of motorcycling; riding is a freeing and lighthearted act. So, these two seemingly incongruent things actually line right up."
This latest piece, ‘The Stowaway’, is the result of a collaboration with French artist Eliott Sigot (@mac_eliott), who took the photograph from which Thompson created the original watercolor illustration.
“I'm not certain Eliott knows the mouse personally, but judging by the balloons this little guy brought along, he must be a friend of mine! Those balloons are there in nearly all of my motorcycle-themed work. Much of the time, when I'm coming up with concepts for an image, I can look at visual references like Eliott's photograph and see what I want already, fully formed in my mind. This one was no different. Since the toe of his boot was right there in the direction he's looking, I imagined a mouse (well, he was almost a chipmunk) immediately.”
Thompson’s work can be purchased through his Etsy site. He is also available for both collaborations with other artists and commissions.
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Hold Open to Rewind — Jesse Padilla
I have a surprise for those who attended the DGR..... chances are, you're in this book
Hold Open to Rewind
Photographer, colleague and friend Otter LaRouche, aka Jesse Padilla, released his latest book offering today for pre-order. Hold Open to Rewind is a special, limited edition hardcover landscape photo book featuring a selection of 170 images captured by Padilla across the USA in chronological order over the past year. All photos were shot on various types of film using 35mm and medium format, accompanied by words from Maxwell 'Rubsy' Barna.
Padilla, a past Motos and Photos: NYC guest and one of the photographers documenting the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in NYC last year, can be found at many moto events throughout the year capturing his gritty style of moto lifestyle images.
"I have a surprise for those who attended the DGR..... chances are, you're in this book," Padilla said.
You can read more about Padilla in our feature from March 19, 2019 -- The Gritty World of Otter LaRouche and see his gallery from the 2019 DGR.
Each copy of the new 8.5 X 11" book -- limited to 250 -- will be signed and numbered. Get your order in quickly. ($46 + Taxes and Shipping Costs) — Order Now.