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. Riding to the Arctic Ocean and then south to the Antarctic, photographing and exploring all the way had to happen.
The first leg of the adventure, from Texas through the western U.S., Canada, and Alaska, took six months and over 18,000 miles on the motorcycles.
The experience and imagery were nothing short of amazing, the stories, people and adventures are chronicled on our blog 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!