Michel Leroy: Rally Bikers
Pierced nipples, tattoos, sunburnt grandparents
Here is another great photographer I met at a portfolio review. Michel Leroy’s gritty portraits of Rally Bikers depict a microcosm of the biking world at large.
“Attending motorcycle rallies throughout the American West allows me to create portraits of riders ranging from 7-year-old kids on 90cc hill climbers, to middle age firemen on 1200cc road bikes, to sunburnt grandparents on 1800cc luxury touring marvels. The patches, leather and tattoos are trappings of a lifestyle that riders have chosen as a release from the everyday obligations of a 9 to 5 weekday existence.”