Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Exploring the Balkans

Top-secret Ducati - mysterious country - only planning = a plane ticket, and a map. Balkans story in October 2016 RoadRunner is what resulted.

Christa’s Letter from the Publisher does well to address travel to obscure destinations given current media coverage. There’s also an interview with Hollywood bike builder Justin Kell of Glory Motor Works. He happens to be the same guy who set up the motorcycles I rode for the Progressive Insurance ads with Flo - one of which appears on the back cover of the previous issue.

Like Hollywood, the motorcycle industry is apparently six degrees from Kevin Bacon too…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Musical Blast from the Past

Video from a tour 14 years ago popped up on youtube recently. Fun timing with the Martin Garrix 7-up commercial having come out earlier this year. Music, and instruments, from this tour were definitely not EDM related however…

Robert Deeble on vocals and guitar, Peter Deeble on drums, Brad Lindsay on guitar, and myself on upright bass.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

7-up commercial with DJ Martin Garrix

Very special commercial with world renown DJ Martin Garrix for 7-Up dropped earlier this year. Having a deaf wife and being a sometime professional musician meant this commercial definitely hit home...

I served as the "voice" of the deaf actors which is heard interpreting their comments.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Touratech Travel Event

The Black Forest in Southern Germany provides an amazing backdrop for Touratech's Travel Event. This year was well-attended in spite of often rainy conditions. The rain always seemed to clear at just the right moment however, providing endless postcard views from behind the bars in this storybook landscape.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Honda Africa Twin Cover Stoies

Some of the cover stories for the new Honda Africa Twin from a shoot in Europe. Hard to beat the light in the south of France...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Mexico BDR film

The New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route film was released March 1. Fascinating state with a deep and wild history. Following the trip I read Hampton Sides' "Blood and Thunder", which provided a deeper sense of the journey we had taken on this BDR adventure.

France, Leno's Garage, Colorado, Canada...

Been lagging on updating the blog recently, but happening across some media here and there!

April cover story of RoadRunner features review of Honda's new Africa Twin. Photos were taken in France and Germany. Really great getting to ride both the new and old models for a comparison.

Online version: 

January/February OTL ran a very magnanimous correction for a credit error - featured shots from Jay Leno's garage and a press launch in California:

February RoadRunner features a teaser piece on the new Ducati Multistrada Enduro. Photographed in Albania and written in Italy. Full story coming up in a future issue...

Full-page ad on opposite page also happened to be one I shot in Colorado. Location-heavy couple pages:

Same issue of RoadRunner also features a press launch I worked in Canada. Full-page ad opposite the conclusion of Flo's (Florian's) writeup from Canada happens to feature me riding a ghostly Flo (the Progressive insurance girl) on a Harley around L.A.. Flo-heavy couple pages... (?):

The Progressive Insurance campaign I worked with the Taylor James agency out of NYC has been blowing up in 2016 issues of several magazines. Fun campaign, solid crew, lot of bikes to ride.