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So, I know this is a little late.  But despite losing a memory card with most of my images and video from Hoodbush this year I did manage to make some images that I'm pretty happy with.  Check out a few of the shots that I got from the filthiest chopper show on earth.  I'm still working on the video so check back soon to see that.  I wanna give a shout out to all the MKE folks at The Valley for throwing such a great party, and a huge shout out to all of my new friends from Ohio.  Can't wait to see you all again.


 

 

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Last weekend I rode with a great group of guys down to San Saba, TX for the first ever Road to Ruin.  It was a great time relaxing and camping out.  Drinking beers and talking bikes.  I couldn't have asked for a warmer welcome as I had never met any of these guys before and with only a slight hiccup with my bike on the way home I would say the trip was a great success.  I rode in the back of our chase truck on the way home and was able to snap some more photos.  I've got some film left to develop but here are the digital shots:

Please feel free to use these pictures but please link back to my website when you use them.

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Hey All,

So It's been a bit since I've posted here, so here is an extremely short update on what is happening with me and the great white bison in general.  I made my trip across the states, taking photos, video, and seeing what there is to see on top of a motorcycle.  I had an amazing time and met a lot of really inspirational people.  From Portland to Pittsburgh and then down to Ft. Worth, Texas to be with my beautiful lady.  That's where I am now and I will be continuing my photographic adventures from now on.  I have a lot of images to process and a lot of film to get developed so keep your eyes open for that here on the blog.  But for now enjoy this video that I put together of my adventure!

 

Summer Trippin' from Heath Braun on Vimeo.

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Well I leave tomorrow so I should probably check in here and let everyone know what my plans are.  Starting tomorrow I will be spending the next month to five weeks on my motorcycle.  Going across the country from Yakima, WA to Pittsburgh, PA and then finally to Fort Worth, TX to be with my beautiful girlfriend.  I’ve been plotting and planning this trip for the past nine months or so and to say that it is surreal to be in this position with my bags packed and bike tuned would be an understatement.  I don’t know If I’m ready, but I’m confident.  In The Hell’s Angels Gonzo briefly describes what the outlaws would pack when they went on runs, a sleeping roll, tabs of lsd, joints, and enough beer to get through a weekend of 800 miles.  In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Pirsig compiles a list that spans three pages and which he jokingly says could fill a U-haul trailer.  I’m somewhere in between, two bags, one with clothes and camping gear and the other with strictly photo gear, a sleeping roll, and a skateboard.  I’ve been making mental lists for months now and luckily I have been packing for what seems like years.  I’ve been reciting and rehearsing goodbyes on the tip of my tongue for the past three weeks.  4,000 miles in the next five weeks and a single mantra to help get me through it:

“Adventure may hurt you, but Monotony will kill you”

 

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The Hague, Ugly Flowers, Cursebreaker, and Habits played a show on Friday to celebrate the holiday.  It was a free show at Plan B here in Portland and my first time seeing both Cursebreaker and Habits.  All of my roommates are in one or another of these bands and I for one had an amazing night.  Great covers, great bands, and great friends.  What more could a guy ask for?

Cursebreaker

Habits

 

Oh and in case you didn't know, you can now follow the greatwhitebison on instagram, @thegreatwhitebison.  Until then stay tuned, same bat station, same bat time.

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When I got home on Monday from my trip to Texas I went immediately to my co-worker Shawn's performance based art show entitled Steponerepeat.  I'm not usually one for performance art, simply because I'm not very familiar with it, but I found Shawn and Lauren's peice very moving.  Aesthetically, I was extremely pleased with what they were able to do with the Utilitarian space that they had and I was compelled by the thoughtfulness of every action. Shawn and Lauren have been working together for a long time and it really shows when you see them perform.

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I went to Texas this weekend for my birthday to hang out with my beautiful girlfriend, and we went camping with some new friends.  There were beers and campfires and swimming holes and waterfalls and good times to be had all around.  The trip however was far too short and I'm already counting the days until I can get some more time under the Texas sun.  Here are some photos:

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Two blog posts in two days?  Yep, that's what happens when you have good times with good friends.  On the ride home from Yakima yesterday Alex and I stopped at the abandoned house outside of Goldendale.  It was cloudy out so the lighting was a little blah, but we made the most of it.  On clear days, this house is amazing, you can see Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, and I believe the other is Mt. St. Helens.  Thanks Alex for letting me shoot you and for being great road company.

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Took the motorcycle up to Yakima this weekend to see some friends and drink some beers.  Great times were had.  My buddy Dave and friends are up to some awesome stuff with The Raindogs.  Keep your eyes open.  Until then check out these pictures and show Raindogs some love.  Oh and while you're over on tumblr check out my tumble-log: anamericanbison.  It's been sitting dormant for a while now but soon it will be my digital cross country travel-log where I will post daily updates while I'm riding across the states.

Dave's Sportster

Skuzz

Sporty

Newly fabbed sissy by Jeff.  Check the all-seeing eye.

Jeff Wrenching

Unicorn Queef

I'm sitting on a few more adventures over here so hold tight for more photo goodness.

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Happy late March everyone, I hope yours has been as fulfilling as mine has.  First things first, I have a photo in a group show at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon this month.  It's their PDX photo-month show and this is the photo they chose:

I've been busy planning my cross-country motorcycle roadtrip this summer and I have a pretty general idea of what it's going to look like, though I will post more about it in time, here is a map of the general route I am taking,  leaving Yakima on the 6th of June:

I am looking to make connections all across this great country of ours and I know that I have friends in low places, so If you plan on being around that little line in June get in touch with me and let's make some magic happen.  I am doing a new photo project based around this trip and want to collaborate with as many creative folks as possible.  Whether you ride bikes, paint, dance, or know of beautiful places in the woods to make pretend in please let me know because I want to meet you and maybe sleep on your couch!!! I will be sending this around, but if you or anyone you know is interested shoot me a message at heathbraunphoto@gmail.com

 

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Well hello there, sorry for the lack of updates here for a while but it's been a pretty busy month.  I've fallen behind once again on posts so heres some that date back to the beginning of the month.  Went to shoot with josh, on his new geekhouse mtb at a skatepark on 82nd its a pretty small place but josh was blasting the hip getting 5'-6' airs with plenty of hangtime, I shot some film of this too but haven't gotten it developed yet.  Later we went to the backyard blam crossup event and had a killer time, there were a bunch of people there, Josh won a frame in the raffle, there was a bmx demo and a bunch of rad people.  Here are a few shots from that night:

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Hello again, with a new month comes... well not much actually.  EXCEPT that my series Anamnesis is on exhibition at an awesome Tattoo Shop here in North East Portland the entire month of February.  Sideshow Alley Tattoo Odditorium was kind enough to hang nine images in their gallery.  The shop is great and the guys are super nice.  So swing by and check it out if you're in the area.  Here are a few of the guys favorites:

 

Also, I'm headed out to Backyard Blam's cross up event this afternoon.  It's an indoor cyclocross/mountainbike race and it's sure to be a good time.  Later tonight Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and tra-la-la band is playing at Mississippi studios I will be in attendance at both today with camera in hand, so hopefully I will have more to show in the blogosphere here shortly.

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India-Fall-2009

So photographically things have been a bit stagnant as of late.  So I'm taking the opportunity to go throught the photographic vault that is my external harddrive and attempt to ressurect some of my older photos that haven't gotten any love on the site yet.  For the first of these archival posts I went through a bunch of my digital photos from India that for one reason or another never made the 'Selects' cut.  I wanted to see what these images would look like processed now as compared to how I would have done them three years ago, it was pretty interesting to see the results, and I'd like to share them with you now,

Flower Market. Kolkata, India. Fall 2009

Two Girls. Kolkata, India. Fall 2009

Man Sleeping. Varanasi, India. Fall 2009

Carnival Sideshow. Kolkata, India. 2009

 

See the Black & White film images from my trip HERE.