Nick Jones @ Random

nick jones photo, philly, bmx, anthony derosa, defgrip

Anthony DeRosa wowing a crowd of kids doing wheelies on department store mountain bikes last summer in Philly; shot on my dads old Minolta X-570 loaded with some Kodak Portra 400, probably at f/8 or so and a shutter of 1/1000th.

Nick Jones

Bob Scerbo @ Random

chase dehart, bmx, bob scerbo pic

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Adam Craver

Handmade Portraits: Liberty Vintage Motorcycles from Etsy on Vimeo.

Adam Craver is an old school dude with a motorcycle shop in Philadelphia. This is an inspiring video of him talking about his bikes, his independent shop, the appeal of vintage stuff, the fulfillment you get from working with your hands, and his concern that America is heading away from these things.

This guy oozes true non-contrived east-coast personality and emotion. Four minutes twenty seconds, well worth it.

Via MotorMavens, via Nardi.

Shot and edited by Andrew David Watson — check him out here.

A LOVE LETTER FOR YOU

Stoked on this mural project going on in Philly that Stephen Powers is part of. Click HERE to check out some of the work so far. Definitely click on the photos to see them large.

From the site:
Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in august and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day

The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork, but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.

Love Letter is an unprecedented public art project by Steve Powers and The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. It is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.