Young Couple Sturgis 1980

Young Couple on Dresser, City Park, Sturgis, South Dakota, 1980. Photo ©1980 Michael Lichter.
June 13, 2020

“Young Couple, Sturgis. 1980” was taken in City Park. It’s a simple title, and that’s all I know about them. Maybe you can fill me in on the details like who they actually are and where they come from. In 1980, most came from surrounding states, and usually just for a couple of nights (just like me!) I like the image for a number of reasons, not least of which is I like the couple (or at least what they represent), the soft light and great tonalities of the black and white, and of course, the setting with all those pup tents in the background as well as the cool bikes scattered about City Park. I guess this also reminds me of myself, since I was about the same age, sleeping right there in the park, and I was also on a bagger that year. (I had just bought a used bicentennial FLH after the cops confiscated my Shovelhead and kept it for 2-years before I got it back in a box!) What do you think? #sturgis, @sturgisrally, #sturgisrally, @sturgisrallysd, #shovelhead, @harleydavidson, #harleydavidson #harleydavidsonmotorcycles

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