Monday, October 8, 2007

60th Hollister Motorcycle Rally




These images were shot at the 60th annual Hollister Motorcycle Rally in Northern California. These classic Harley Davidson bikers photographed with the DistaCam are terrific. Just imagine 20-30 thousand bikers taking over this sleepy country town!
In 1947 the town of Hollister was invaded by thousands of bikers and when the police over- reacted all hell broke loose. The film "The Wild Ones", starring Marlon Brando was created after the chaos in Hollister.
This year the town was near gridlock and it was very difficult to find a spot to shoot with the DistaCam. Actually, the roads were more like a parking lot. I still managed to get some pretty amazing images. Motorcycles might just be the ultimate subject for the DistaCam technique. The riders' character and their machines are fascinating when captured with the razor sharp quality of the DistaCam. I hope to make it to Sturgis, South Dakota for the biggest gathering of bikers in America next month to shoot more incredible DistaCam photos.

4 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Gorgeous. Stunning. Brilliant. These are amazing photographs...

Pete Di Lallo said...

YUP!! you are amazing!!
Hope you're having fun too...

Brent said...

That's awesome.
I can't wait to see the Sturgis shots.

Sturgiscampground said...

What a great commentary on The Rally! You made it seem almost civilized!
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