Friday, July 25, 2014

a little flashback..

the old set up.  .Eddie testing the water or air or...
Michael Schmidt photo.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Night Moves...

This weekend Adam, Turkey and myself rode down south and met up with Mark Choiniere and Blake Sabbath and did some riding and camping around Julian, CA.  No real plan, just cruising through some of Southern California's most beautiful scenery. I didn't really take any pictures but thats usually a sign that I'm having fun enjoying life.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ken Nagahara....

Ken Nagahara from Meditation 4 Madmen on Vimeo.

I met first met Ken in 2007 on my 27th birthday, I was up in Norcal for work and had the day off.  I knew Max was going to be working on his "new" shop at the time so i figured I'd go see if I could lend a hand. When I rolled up, I remember it looked like Habitat for Humanity or something, there was about a dozen people running around putting up bars on the windows and whatnot, I was taken back a little because I was used to always being faced with resistance anytime I asked for help back home.  As I walked to the back I saw Max standing there, Nirvana on the radio and a couple of the DIY dudes smoothing out some concrete in the back of the shop.  One of them was Ken, didn't say much, just kinda going to town with a trowel. For some reason I asked Max what Ken's deal was and he said he pretty much dropped everything in Japan and came here with basically nothing to his name or in his pockets. Just wanted to skate, take photos and never go back.  Later that night we went to Juan's Place for Mexican food and they sang Happy Birthday to me which has nothing to do with Ken, I just thought it was cool for a bunch of people I had barely met to do something like that.

Since then his english has gotten alot better, he has a cool Shovelhead chopper and is still taking rad photo's of the Bay areas best and others from all over the country.  I'm not sure what his dream was when he left Japan, but I think he's doing okay.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Back in business.

Web store is back up and open for business. Click Here to scope it out ATR Store
This weekend only you get 10% off your order when you use this code: FIREWORKSHOTDOGSUSA

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Know Name

It made it to the show but it's still got a little ways to go. Thanks for all the hardwork Jason. Couldn't have expected to own such a cool machine.

Sorry for the lame selfie. For some reason I haven't taken any photos of it and I had to steal this from Geoff at twofoursixer.com

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nash's annual art show


If your in the Orange County area this Saturday evening make your way over to Nash's party. He does it every year for the hell of it and a good time. And he was kind enough to ask me to display some of my photos there with a bunch of rad people. Ask your buddy for a bump start and cruise by.






Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Long time gone

It's been quite a while since I've had a roll developed. Not havin anything to ride with my friends cuts me out if the loop somewhat and leaves me with less things to take photos of. Instead of a roll lasting me a week or so this roll of 36 shoots has been in my camera for about 3 months. I try to take my time and use them when it feels right and not just shoot to shoot. That's just another beauty of film, being sparing and patient for some special content to fill and make you appreciate it so much more.







Thursday, May 15, 2014

Maybe...

Jason is workin on the reincarnated version of my panhead. Time is tight but maybe well have somethin new for the show in June.

Monday, May 5, 2014

selling the Triumph...

Mark is about 5' 10" so if you're 7 feet tall you should pass...








email me if you're interested. attherisers@gmail.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

damnit Bobby...

man, thats some solid skateboarding right there.

Friday, February 14, 2014

these are the days..

amidst all the bummer thats going down right now, getting out for
a minute sure helped.  Thank you motorcycle.

Monday, January 13, 2014

oui oui or wee wee....

cool little video sent to me from Douglas in France. Douglas Guillot Bixente Moto

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Time Was

Bout this time last year, we had a good time.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kidney shifter..

Made this little shifter for Johan in Florida. Its stupid how much time I spend on even mellow things like this to try and make them "feel" right (or at least what I think is right)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Music For A Monday "Xmas Edition"

Can you dig it?

Sleigh ride to Malibu.

Just palin weird...


Santa loves doing hood rat shit with his friends.

Same old story.

Keep on waiting.

Keepin' it naughty homeboys.

Probably the greatest Christmas album ever made.





Thursday, December 12, 2013

stuff...

























A fresh batch of pegs and a couple new shirts up in the store.
All orders placed on or before the 16th. in the USA will get
there in time for Kwanzaa.
ATR store

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

this is just cool...




I had posted another Danny MacAskill video a couple years ago because it was pretty wild and also set to the same Band of Horses song as in Guy's part in the Lakai video.  Fast forward to now and he's back with another crazy video...and who doesn't like a little Swedish progressive rock that sounds straight from the Top Gun soundtrack.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

art

Carey Brobeck of Wrench Magazine hosted an art show last month that consisted of old Easyriders
Magazine art. Pretty wild seeing the original submissions to the mag with little notes written on them
by David Mann on how it should be laid out or cropped.  One note I remember in particular, a Hal
Robinson doodle, where he wrote on the border of the drawing "sorry, been in a slump...this is all i
got" kind of reminded you of how "normal" these guys really were.  I'm not saying I think these men
were mythical or anything, but when you spend so many years reading and admiring these images in
those old magazines, you kind of forget that these dudes were just like us....stoked on choppers and
sharing their experiences with them.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jamie's got a gun...

Took a couple photos before I tore Jamie's bike down for finish. He's recently been stocking up his garage with some goods like a tig and a lathe.  Who knows, maybe I'll have him build me a bike next time.