The mail lady didn't ruin my day today. In fact, she made it better. Not a single threatening letter from the I.R.S., and she left me this.
Thanks, Adam... this is fantastic.
To anyone who hasn't picked it up yet, get on it.
"OK, details. It's 50 bucks (60 bucks shipped international) and it goes all over the place, photo-wise. It's all photos from: (see photog list in book, I can't remember them all). I can't describe shit well. It's pretty fucking epic.
So many great people contributed. I mean it, the thing is serious. There's definitely nothing like it. 500 made total. 100 first run. It's like 4 Road Courses thick, very thick paper, printed in USA not Hong Kong. I have a PayPal now through my email, firstname.lastname@example.org. When they're gone there are no plans to reprint. Thanks, ese." --- Adam Wright
Get after it, kid.
We don't like to "embed" or "repost" stuff here on Bolts but this one is worth a watch for sure. Especially since our close friends Hime Herbert and Bill Bryant were on the trip.
Hime has been a homie for a long ass time. We have repped the same brands in the past and he is now slanging Loser Machine Goods and Gold Coast Skateboards in the greater Los Angeles area. He is also a vegetarian that can drink you under the table and make you piss your pants from laughter. Great effin dude. You can check his passion for road bikes here.
Bill is one of those guys that knows a lot about a lot of things. He is kind of like having insurance 24/7 when you are around him, he puts off a "safe" vibe. He is deeply rooted in the old school BMX scene and he is now a co-owner of Biltwell. I got to spend some great time with him on the last Baja trip we did last month. He was nice enough to take us on a 70 mile Mexican trail ride up the coast that was unbelievable.
Both of these cats played very important roles in the footage below. Hime, the class clown, and Bill, the fearless tour guide. If you ever get the chance to ride motorcycles down to Baja, DO IT! You'll never regret it if you do.
I've known Mark for some time now. We have never been daily hanger outers, daily texters, or phone caller budies, only the occasional e-mail here and there, a trip maybe and a bit of bizness once in awhile. Mark has always struck a harmonious chord with me though, be it his smug smile at some dry humored thought he is carrying around, or a snazzy wit filled comment pertaining to the wackness in front of him. Or... Just that fact that he is down! Down for the moment, the jam, the work, the grind, raising his little girl, whatever it is, dude is committed to being a good human and making use of his soul. So without to much bull crap I introduce you to Mark Welsh.
What got you interested in photoging?
I thinking looking at shots from WWII and Vietnam
What's you primary subjects (that pay bills)?
Shooting for Nitro Snowboards and L1 and Lita Outerwear
What's your prefered subjects?
Street Photography, Real Life and Shitty Things
Why an interest in motorcycles, and moto culture?
My Grandfather, Brother and Dad all rode and raced bikes.
If you had to pick only 1 thing in the world to draw inspiration from, what would it be?
My Wife. I find her the inspirational, creative and amazing muse in my life.
Mark is part of a show coming up in Portland with a few heavies, peep game if your in the hood.
HEAVY METAL HEARTShooters:Mark WelshScott PommierJon HumphriesBenji WagnerMolly QuanRoger SelinerRay GordonWez LundryPashaBikes by:4QJames CroweSee See MotorcyclesLive music by:TyphoonOctober at NemoOpens Friday October 1, 2010 6-10pmNemo Headquarters1875 SE Belmont StreetPortland, OR 97214