Portrait of Ido


Happy New Year folks!!! The number 16 is a great: wonderful age; perfect square; and its own binary number. A cool number on so many levels. But 2016 is not 16. 2016 sucked.

For those of you who liked my poetry blog, sorry. If it’s any consolation, I haven’t been writing anything. I have been doing photography. For real. If you don’t believe me check out my instagram page. So, to keep my blog going, I have decided to try to do one portrait a day, for a year. YIKES!! Don’t know if I can do it, but I can try. [Yoda: Do. Or do not. There is no try.] If I achieve this, I will learn more than I can imagine at this point in time.

I went out shooting  New Years Eve, having no idea who I would find, and I found Ido, a Motorcross rider, at AV Motoplex  Motocross Ride Park. I have seen this facility off the  CA-14 every time I pass. This was the first time I ventured out there.

Ido is Israeli and originally from Holon, a city on the central of the Mediterranean coast, south of Tel Aviv. He now lives in Redondo Beach, California, USA.

Ido has been doing Motocross for five years and his Dad comes along to help with his equipment. Ido also rides with a few friends, Israelis that he met in the LA area. I would have asked him more about himself, but he wanted to get on his bike and ride.

What I like about this portrait is that due to the muscles around his eyes and eyebrows, you can see his grin without seeing his mouth.

I’m not always going to add extra pictures, but I thought Ido (1) cleaning his bike (2) sitting on his bike and (3) loading up on potassium-saturated carbs were interesting shots.

Image Credit: Bat-AmiGordin © 2016 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 1, 2017, in Friendship Friday, photography, Portraits and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Victoria Hendricks

    Thanks for letting us know what you are up to. I hope 2017 is better.

  2. Excellent portrait of Ido and great shots of his bike&him.It’s good your doing photography for awhile so we all can see the amazing and sometimes candid photos you post and the stories of each person you post.

  3. You sure found the right person to start your year’s project with. Nice!

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