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Portrait of Doeboy


I met Doeboy at the Lancaster, California, USA Harley-Davidson Store. He explained that he owned  four Harley-Davidson motorcycles:

2014 Street Glide;
2016 Road Glide;
2007 Road King;
and a Softail.

Doeboy started riding motorcycles when he was six or seven years old. He was riding Harley-Daviddsons for about seven years prior to this interview. Doeboy worked on his own motorcycles but he was not a mechanic.

Two or three months prior to our meeting, Doeboy opened a nightclub called “JM.” You could hear R&B, rap, pop and other types of music in the club. There was dancing and he was hoping “to have a comedy show in the near future.”

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

Portrait of Dave-3


At the time of our meeting, Dave was an officer with California Highway Patrol for eight years, and started motorcycle patrol duty about six years prior.

Dave always had a loved motorcycles and had been riding motorcycles since he was ten years old, “I have a passion for riding motorcycles…I absolutely love my job and the fact that I can drive a motorcycle all day is a cherry on top.”

Dave was originally from Central Valley/Bakersfield area.

When I was shooting his portrait, I noticed that Dave didn’t have his helmet. His helmet was attached via a safety lock on to the frame of his motorcycle. Below is a picture of that lock. I thought it was robust looking, and very pragmatic.

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Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.