Ridin' into the New Year
the book on 2017. Starting a new one for 2018. For many of us 2017
just flat out seemed to be one of those years. Maybe one of those years
we are ready to close the book on. Lost a very special friend in
2017. That's Kevin in the photograph. Always a smile on his face.
Always a special friend. Met him over 30 years ago. He was just 19
when he knocked on my studio door lookin' for a job. He kept knockin'.
Every month for almost a year. Then one day we started working
together. Solid, strong, dependable, honest. Years went by. We rode
many miles together on two wheels. Made thousands of photographs in the
studio. Never forget the first day in the studio together. He came in
all dressed up wearing a brand new sweatshirt. On the front in very
large print "Crotch Rocket". We had to tame that down a bit, it all
worked out. In 2011 Kevin rode across Route 66 with me during our Question of Power fund raiser.
to miss you Kevin. Miss you a lot. Can feel your spirit with the
thump of the motor and sound of two wheels on the road. Can see the sun
on your back and the smile on your face. Ride on brother.
be strong, be safe, Carlan