The idea of traveling by motorcycle to the tip of South America grew into a dream. To do so required a lifestyle change and a dedication to making it happen. I was determined to ride from the Arctic Ocean to the Antarctic, photographing and riding all the way.
The first leg of the adventure, Texas, the western U.S., Canada and Alaska, took six months and 18,000 miles.
The experience and imagery were nothing short of amazing, the stories, people and adventures chronicled on www.2ridethewind.com
In the 80's and 90's, my studio specialized in still life and illustrative imagery. The rise of high technology companies produced a demand among advertising agencies for "high-tech" images representing the "future". Photoshop and digital manipulation did not exist, and traditional print and airbrush method resulted in severe degradation of image quality.
I developed several in-camera techniques that allowed up to seven or eight images to be exposed together on a single sheet of 4x5 or 8x10 film, resulting in a first generation transparency image. A combination of multiple sets, cameras and tricks resulted in photos that were in high demand.
Though I enjoyed the mental and physical challenges of doing illustrative work, my first love was always still life.
Enjoy a retro ride through the images in this gallery!