Recently a large group of vintage motorcycle riders stopped at Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, Oklahoma on their cross-country journey. Although I had a busy weekend scheduled, I quickly changed my plans so I could be there to take pictures. And what better way to take photos of antique motorcycles than to shoot with old cameras on black and white film?
I brought my much-loved Toyo VX-125 large-format film camera, along with my recently-acquired Mamiya RB-68 and recently-repaired Pentax 67. I started shooting with the Toyo, but it was a slow process and the bikes were already starting to leave, so I switch to my RB-68 and then my Pentax 67 – I shot a roll of film through each camera. My RB worked flawlessly, but I still was having trouble with my Pentax 67.
I had so much darn fun and was super excited when these wonderful negatives came out of the wash. Subjects and experiences like this are what keep me shooting film.