“In 1981 I happened to see Joe Strummer – he was the singer for the punk rock band The Clash – on the tube. I saw him sitting on the other side of the seat, but I thought he was too private – he might get too angry – but I was trying to be brave, I went up to him and asked him ‘may I take a picture of you.’ he smiled and said ‘yes’, and I clicked several shots.
Just before he got off the train he said to me, ‘You should take photos of whatever you want. That’s punk.’ ” Herbie Yamaguchi
Pushing the limit. In 1952, a Belgian journalist named Marianne Weber tested a new BMW R68 for a French magazine titled Motorcycle.
I like this photo for many reasons: The rider is wearing white bucks rather than boots, trousers and a sweater rather than racing leathers and, of course, no helmet. Hunter S. Thompson would have liked this style of journalism. Get. The. Story. However, the thing that strikes me everytime I look at this photo are the eyes and their expression of absolute focus, a determination to test the 100 mph limit.
(Motorcycle #81, August 18, 1952. Photo by R.G. Everts)
I think I found my favorite Vanilla color way. Jadite mixing bowls anyone?