December 1, 2009
Bob 'OZ' Osbourne and Bicycle Motocross Action Magazine was like a surrogate father to me growing up. I looked forward to every issue like it was Christmas and absolutely would devour and analyze every word and photo in the magazine. My friends and I could recite the words of Oz like it was scripture. Wish I could have remembered my text books that well. His photography was the first catalyst that drew me to wanting to be a photographer. I would see him at races and I would watch him like a hawk and see how he was shooting.. then months later see how the shot came out in the magazine. I remember trying to approach him and say thanks at a race back then.. but I couldn't do it.. the words wouldn't come out. I can now .. thanks Mr. Osbourne.