Monday, October 24, 2016
My Danny Lyon Phase
Danny Lyon is an amazing documentary photographer. Back in the 1960's he began creating his own books. His first, was a study of outlaw motorcyclists called The Bikeriders, where Lyon did more than just photograph motorcyclists in the American Midwest from 1963 to 1967. Additionally, he also became a member of the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club and traveled with them, sharing their lifestyle. Well, I didn't do that. I was driving from Flagstaff to Phoenix when I noticed a group of 4 or 5 motorcycles in the rearview mirror coming up behind me. I had my toy camera with me, and I got it ready. While looking out the windshield to see where I was going, I pointed the camera out my side window and clicked off one frame as each of the motorcycles passed me on the left, without looking. I wish I could claim I saw the other bike in the side view mirror! But I didn't. But it makes the shot!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:32 PM