Wednesday

COMPTON HIGH VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM 1936

Submitted by T-Rod:


Check out this old photo of these surfers doing the sieg heil!

BAD, BAD ACORN NUT!

EAST LA GIRLS WATER POLO TEAM 1939

Submitted by Mykill

I LIKE UNICORNS

Submitted by Nos:


Check out this Google Earth image of Coronado Naval Base in San Diego. Builders found it to be an "oversight" on their part. I say secret Acorn Nut stash house.

Iowa State Fair

Hater


Rouser Works

Monday

WTF

Photographer - Adam Wright

You may have heard the name Adam Wright before. He’s the man behind the very popular magazines Road Course (#1 and #2) along with his latest creation, Hauler. I got to spend a few minutes with Adam. Just kinda threw some basic questions his way.

COC: We all know your latest works with Road Course and Hauler. What else have you done?





I’ve done stuff for Garage magazine. A while ago I’ve done stuff for Nissan and some other work for a newspaper. I also shot for this venture capitalist magazine, which was pretty trippy. It was cool because I was just a skateboarder and I was shooting CEO’s of Hitachi, Motorola. I got a long with them and it was fun being out of my element. I always did things I was never into. Now I’m doing things I like, but there’s trade offs.





COC: Can you do both?





If you’re smart you can… but I’m semi-retarded. I’m working on it. I’m not dead so I can’t complain. Eating, getting by. I consider myself lucky to shoot what I do.








COC: What camera do you use?




I use this Leica. I use no flash and just this one lens. I don’t really care about the type of camera. I just use a Leica because all my heroes have used it. And its small. I used to shoot a lot of racing. Indy car, NASCAR, I could just hop around the pits and not worry about anything.




COC: How hard is it to use this old film camera compared to all the digital SLR cameras that are out right now?




You have to get used to it and have to stay on top of the light changes. If you don’t re-adjust you’re going to be fucked. I kinda do it the hard way, just for the challenge for myself. Not to try and be the guy that does it the hard way, because I don’t care.




I used to use off camera flash when I did magazine work. I used to use a wide-angle lens. Now in modern photography it’s getting to the point where if you have a fisheye, people just automatically think your photos are good. That just bums me out. I hate that.




Not to be negative but… I don’t want to be negative but… the way photography is now, the way photographers are now, I just don’t get it. I think you can hide behind a wide-angle lens; you can hide behind controlled lighting. I like the way those photos look, I just don’t want to do THAT anymore.




I’m not doing anything that hasn’t been done before. But maybe the way I go about shooting the people. Like personally, the way I am, the way I act, I think it’s personally different. Maybe it shows up in the photos a little bit?








COC: I think it has a lot to do with the way you interact with people.




I shoot quick. I’m mostly hanging out the whole time with the people I’m shooting. Sometimes I’ll pick up the camera and grab a few frames.




COC: Seems like lately you’ve influenced a lot of other people to want to do a book, too. Kinda but like the Adam Wright book but…




…but GOOD? Ha ha ha. I heard and talked to a few people about it. I’m not sure what to think about it. I kinda wouldn’t say that I influenced them; maybe they just see now that its possible. I started doing it because I would shoot for magazines and they would edit my stuff, not that way that I wanted to do it.




I shoot kinda differently than anybody else. I’m not necessarily trying to be different or anything, I dunno. It’s hard to explain. I don’t know how to put it into words. I usually choose photos that might be strange. I like shooting photos without moving anything around. I kinda keep it raw. I don’t know if people know that, but… I can’t really explain it. I just do it how I want to do it. I tried to make it a little bit uneasy.






COC: How much film you go through?




Each one of my books, I shot it in 20 rolls of film. I shoot pretty conservatively, mostly because I can’t afford to buy lots of film. I have to do it this way. Maybe it works out this way, because it’s the way I was trying to do it in the first place.




I hear about people saying “that dude’s a nomadic photographer! He lived out of a back pack and he’s a raw photographer!” Then I find out they have website and went to art school, like Columbia or something. I’m not trying to be any of that; I’m just doing what I can.





COC: So how come you don’t call them “books”?




I would never call them books because its not a photography showcase in my eyes. To me it’s a showcase of the people I’m shooting. If I were making a book, I would just choose all exceptional photos. Where as in my magazine I’ll choose a photo just because to me its strange; shows something cool about the person I’m shooting.





COC: Any last words?




I’ll the ride the hell out of anything. I’ll ride a Honda Spree, I don’t care.




Thanks to Adam for his time. He can be reached here: adamwrightphoto@yahoo.com

Sunday

Hasse Dansks



Old pictures of one of Swedens finest choppers ever!

Best regards , Bosse
Submitted by Nos:

Funny listing on Oahu, Hawaii's craigslist.

Want a ride?


Photo by Claudiu Badea

Chopper

Biker Bar


By Lonely Planet Girl

Holland


I am rebuilding a stock softail en have drawn different designs. I will rebuild it three times. Firts time, easy and without costs, second time, a bit more difficult and and bit more costs, third time, Not easy to do and even more costs. I have already finished and ridden the first version and am now building the second. I call it the Frisco Fuckcup, nr.11
...Thanks Beer!

Portland

Submitted from Beer


This is the other side of the sidecarracer that my brothers Schweik and Nol were supposed to build and race together. Schweik is not here anymore but Nol still built the racer and want to go race it with his wife Bridget. Nol owns Dutch Trash Choppers.

Holland

Beer submits these gems


It's Sunday already? What the fuck! Where did my weekend go? Oh well, not much to report other than me and the "Nator" aka Dustinator aka Dustin went back to Binh Duong for the second time. This is yet another gem along Anaheim St., near Cherry.




Below is the Nator checking out their specials for the day. Who knows what the specials were because although we totally dig on Southeast Asian food, the languages is totally beyond us. Hawaiian, Japanese, Spanish or even some Filipino, one of us may know at least a few words. Everything else may as well been space alien language.

I didn't want to just get phở again, that's just an easy way out. I had it the last time I was there. This time I got this one. I don't remember what it was called. It had a pork broth with lots of garlic. The noodles were wide, like chow fun, and it had lean slices of pork too. Of course bean sprouts and a squeeze of lime. We also split an order of shrimp spring rolls. This one was the bomb, like ka-boom. I'll never order phở again from Binh Duong. Only this and its variations. I found a new favorite:
This place is good. The whole restaurant is all Vietnamese employees and customers. They can barely speak any English but they go out of their way to try and help you out with the menu. I almost got the above item with "pork hock" instead of just pork. I kept asking the waitress what exactly was pork hock, so she got the attention of everyone in the place to ask what the English word was.




The elderly Vietnamese couple next to us couldn't wait to see what we finally ordered. The old lady was rubber necking hard. It's cool, we don't mind. She smiled and said hi.
Nator said "I'm pretty sure its the foot, because that lady in the kitchen just pointed at her foot." He added, "I had it before. There's not much meat on it." Ah, maybe next time.