After nearly 20yrs behind the lens, shooting lifestyle, glamour and fitness for several national men’s publications, women’s fitness publications as well as swimwear and activewear clothing companies, Erick combined his passion for photography with his lifelong love for motorcycles and found his true calling.“ Full time motorcycle photography came to me as a ’happy accident’ about seven years ago. I’d been riding since High School and I guess I had more than a passing interest with them. While working as a lifestyle and fashion photographer, I brought my Harley to Alain Bernrad of Santiago Chopper for some custom work. We became friends and he asked me to photograph him for a new TV series called ‘Cafe Racer’. I hit it off with the production company and started shooting more stills for the series. Since that day almost 10 years ago, I started contributing on a regular basis for Discovery Networks, then Velocity and now the MotorTrend Network.
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LIFE IS A RIDE. LIVE IT!
Hello again, everybody. Welcome to another edition of Nefarious James. No politics this month, no government talk, just plain old reflection. Had a really good time at the Thunder by the Bay event and its inclusion of Choppertown Live. Choppertown Live brought back a lot of personal memories for me. Seeing the old bikes and cars really sent me back to when I was growing up.
THE ICONIC AMAZING ARTIST
THUNDER BY THE BAY’S CHOPPEREOWN LIVE - CREATIVITY CENTRAL
SPYKE AND MIKE
SPYKE & MIKE GO TO THE PET STORE
CHOPPERTOWN LIVE AT THUNDER BY THE BAY
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE A GOOD HEALTHY MIX, OF OUTRAGEOUS CHOPPERS, VANS, HOTRODS, SKATEBOARDS, GREAT BUILDERS, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND PERFECT FLORIDA WEATHER?
THUNDER BY THE BAY MUSIC & MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL
ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS TO ATTEND AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THUNDER BY THE BAY IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA.
THE SQUEAKY WHEEL
Welcome to February, 2021. It’s already one month into the new year, and I gotta wonder how many people made those resolutions on New Year’s and have already quit the attempt to make the changes they wanted to see in their lives. Very unfortunate.
THE ICONIC AMAZING ARTIST
Wow! What a blast going on here in central Florida! If you didn’t see the interview on Born to Ride TV on the Boss Hogg Radio Show last month, just visit the Born to Ride Archives and watch.
SPYKE AND MIKE
The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends. Between covid and some unusual circumstances regarding his healing, his addiction has reappeared it’s ugly head.
MONDO PORRAS THE GODFATHER OF CHOPPERS
Revered as the “Godfather of Choppers” by many of his peers, Mondo can look back at an illustrious career in custom bikes as very few can.
INDIAN LARRY'S BLOCK PARTY - REVISITED
Born To Ride continues to look back at our relationship with Indian Larry. Here is a reprint of an article BTR published in August 2004
Laughing Into the Void
Turns out watching live comedy outdoors hits differently.
Many Hands Helped Create this Daily Driver
Weiss Engineering DAC502 D/A PROCESSOR
Hi-fi system resolution has long been the cause of heated arguments. But when it comes to converting digital data to an analog signal, there can be no argument.
BAND OF BROTHERS
Carlos Galnares’ ’19 GMC Sierra SWB
LOST & FOUND
Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean and Robert DeLeo take you inside Perdida, a lush, densely layered, complex record that pushes the boundaries of what an “acoustic album” can be.
Open For Business
The resilient city of Santiago entices MICE planners and travelers.
Populism Comes To Chile
When The Chilean government announced on October 4 that it was hiking subway fares by roughly 4 cents in the capital city of Santiago, high school students started jumping turnstiles en masse.
CHOPPORAMA GIBTOWN BIKE FEST
We pulled together about 25 of the coolest builders with nearly 30 choppers, in the Southeast
Sleeping With The Masters
Great art is adding color, life and personality to the traveler ’s luxury hotel experience
GM Hires Google To Make Infotainment System More Like Phones
General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.