Chip Morton applies his unique photographic eye to the world of motocross.
Story and Images — Chip Morton
I've been riding bikes since I was about 12. It was a natural that when I started shooting photos that I would shoot bikes. But it really wasn't until about six years ago that I shot racing with a sort of look that interested me. I'll usually try to go to a couple of the west coast rounds of the National Motocross or Supercross series. Dirt Rider and Racer X have been kind enough to run some of my stuff in the past. I also was featured in Shots magazine in their "Portfolio" issue, #110. (Shots is a member supported journal of fine art black and white photography) I really try to shoot differently because I want to show motocross in a certain way; a way that seems to reflect its raw, brutal nature but at the same time is somewhat poetic. Sort of like a savage monster that kicks your ass, steals your wallet and then runs off with your girlfriend and then buys you a drink with your own money. My personal bikes are a well used and flogged 1994 Honda CBR-600F2 and a Kawasaki KX500. That fudging 500 is a handful!!!! I still get out and race the occasional SRA GP. Lots of fun!! Remember, you don't get too old to ride bikes. Rather, you get old when you stop riding!