May 2020

Dirty Jeff's Flathead, England, 1984
May 31, 2020
I instantly loved this Flathead when I first saw it at the Kent Custom Bike Show in 1984, enough so that I met up with Dirty Jeff back in London after the show to do a full feature on the bike. It was light and compact and had great attitude. Jeff was one cool dude with a lot of character, and then her expression is awesome, absolutely in the moment and wonderful.
Cycle Zombies. A way of life. Taylor Stopnik on the wall at Scotty's house. Photo ©2015 Michael Lichter
May 31, 2020
Life at the Stopnik’s. Taylor and Big Scott at Scotty’s house. The Cycle Zombies family seems to have a very cool balance between daily life and life at large (and I mean living very large). I’ve shot them in SoCal and Japan, but have to figure out a way to go on a ride with them somewhere. Much respect CZ.
Dan Rognsvoog's Blue Bayou in Heavy Duty Magazine (Australia)
May 31, 2020
Dan Rognsvoog built this drag inspired custom as a tribute to his first show bike on the occasion of his 20th anniversary of building custom bikes. The turbocharged Shovelhead looks like it may have just “blew by you", and so with its beautiful blue paint job, it was dubbed the “Blue Bayou” (the title of a Roy Orbison song from the early 1960’s). Dan is a great builder who was in my Passion Built exhibition a couple of years ago. With that theme being you couldn’t make a living from your craft, he fit perfectly as he builds his bikes (at least one per year) as a creative outlet from his day job as a power-plant mechanic.