January 8, 2010

off topic .. old photos..

I've never posted any of my other photography as it has nothing to do with motorcycles but maybe from time to time I will as I get burned out on motorcycle photos all the time. 18 plus years ago I had a show on this and other dancers (ballet not pole) photos I did, I can't believe it's been that long. Still some of my favorite photos I've taken. Each time I went out with a dancer I never knew what I'd come back with. I'd be nervous waiting for the film to process and then when I'd see the captures on film I'd be excited and feel high for the rest of the day. That high feeling you get when you create something that didn't exist before. I've been addicted to that feeling ever since I was a little kid of around 7 when I broke one of the plastic Models of a car I was building. I was bummed at first but then I used all the parts and others I had laying around to make a spaceship out of it. It was so much better than the car model I couldn't believe it. I kept coming back to that spaceship and thinking.. wow I made this out of that stuff I was going to throw out.

I think some people will recognize the top middle photo location .. El Mirage.. this was back when I was living in LA and I used to go out to the desert and shoot photos whenever I got the chance. It was Jan or Feb and very windy and cold that day.. with some snow flurries! My friends girlfriend at the time was the model at El Mirage and she toughed it out for about 15 frames.. but that's all she could take.It was too cold. I was thankful she was even able to do that many as I was wearing a jacket and was freezing. Luckily I got a few images out of a 120 roll and a half. All these were done long before I even owned a computer or photoshop.. everything done in camera. Filters, lighting.. back when you had to know what you were doing so you didn't mess the whole thing up. Drag people out to the desert to jump around in the cold and then screw the shots up or get the exposures wrong and you'd hear about it. I did use polaroid proofs in those days..but those packs of polaroid were pricey so I would only shoot one or two polaroids before film so I wouldn't waste them. Damn photography was expensive back then.

9 comments:

Freaky Rico said...

Wouaw, really nice work Troy.

matt@machine said...

i can see why you like those shots mate...

Anonymous said...

everything makes sense now to me


carlito from rome

t said...

Hey Carlito
Did I miss you in Japan? Were you there?

Joe said...
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Sideburn Magazine said...

I much prefer these photos to bike ones. Even your bike ones. G

Anonymous said...

I'll be in Japan in february, hopefully catching Mochi and the rest of the guys

A good friend of mine was in Yokohama, the extremely tall guy at the DIce party :-)

Let's meet soon!

take care
Carlito

Bird said...

Well, I for one will never complain about about a non-bike photo post. Bring on the photo-geek posts!
Nice work!

Fashion Serial Killer said...

nice work!!!