MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

Latest News in the Custom Bike World

SHOEI EX-ZERO

SHOEI EX-ZERO
‘OOG VOOR HET VERLEDEN´

Begin 2016 trok Shoei het doek van haar gloednieuwe J.O, een trendy ogende jethelm die dankzij een heerlijk vintage karakter naadloos aansluit op de heersende retro hype en daarmee goed in de smaak viel bij het grote publiek. En precies die J.O heeft nu model gestaan voor een nieuwe exponent in de Shoei line-up: deze EX-ZERO. 



Geen jethelm inderdaad, maar een integraalhelm, die met zijn klassieke lijnenspel echter wel het gedachtengoed van de J.O in ere houdt. En mocht het design van de helmschaal je enigszins bekend voorkomen, dan kan dat, de EX-ZERO is namelijk geïnspireerd op de befaamde EX-lijn die begin jaren ’80 van de vorige eeuw bijzonder populair was.




Klassiek dus, maar niet antiek. Want hoewel de vormgeving met onder meer de oldskool ventilatiesleuven in het kinstuk misschien anders doet vermoeden, is de EX-ZERO van voor tot achter een high-end helm, gemaakt van hoogwaardige materialen en voorzien van doordachte details. De fiberglas buitenschaal (in drie maten) bijvoorbeeld, is gemaakt conform Shoei’s inmiddels bekende AIM-technologie, waarbij meerdere lagen glas- en organische vezels zorgen voor een heel rigide constructie in combinatie met een laag gewicht. Uiteraard is het interieur volledig uitneem- en wasbaar, waarbij de EX-ZERO ook is voorzien van een uitneembare centerpad. Dankzij het nieuwe Shoei Personal Fitting System (SPFS) kan de helm daardoor volledig individueel op maat worden gemaakt bij één van de geselecteerde officiële Shoei-dealers.

vrijdag 1 juni 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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“Passion Built - Garage to Gallery”

Michael Lichter at Buffalo Chip 
 “Passion Built - Garage to Gallery” 

For the 10th year, custom bikes built from the pure passion and love of the machine 
will be exhibited at the Buffalo Chip in August, free to the public, 
with legendary custom bike and lifestyle lensman Michael Lichter curating.

“The pure love of art and motorcycles will bring together a stunning collection of masterpieces for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 ‘Motorcycles as Art’ exhibit,” says Buffalo Chip supremo Rod Woodruff.


The exhibit will feature the work of over 40 builders and artists who demonstrate incredible passion and have built motorcycles especially for this show. All support themselves by other means, yet they all are building professional-quality custom motorcycles outside of a professional workplace. Each bike will be lit with theater lights and displayed atop an elevated pedestal to better give guests an open view from every angle. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host the exhibit in a 7,000 sq. ft. dedicated gallery in its Event Center. 



“Michael has once again brought together a group of incredible artists and builders, who all have a real passion for motorcycles. The fact that these people are creating these bikes, mostly in the evenings or at weekends, after a full work week, is amazing. We will clearly see their love for the work.” 

The ‘Motorcycles as Art’ exhibition has become more than just a bike show in its 10-year residency at the Buffalo Chip. Industry professionals frequent these one-time collections to examine the new ideas and trends put on dis
woensdag 30 mei 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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