For the last two years I have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled 'It's Better In The Wind,' all the while collecting video footage from each ride as we traveled around the Western United States together.
I have been slowly editing the footage into a visual scrapbook of sorts for those who partook, and those who followed us via the web. No preaching the triumphs and failures of the motorcycle industry, no divisive commentary between manufacturers and styles...just a collection of imagery that will hopefully inspire more people to take to the road and discover what there is outside of our respective communities.
Chuck Ragan was kind enough to collaborate with me to write an original soundtrack for the film, to give me some anthemic tunes to edit with, and I can't thank him enough for the kind gesture towards a fellow traveler.
Please, enjoy the film, everybody who took part in it is family, we are all grateful for your support these past two years while we tried to build a concept around the positive nature of motorcycling.
Testing the art of hand built machines, Junior Burrell goes to work on a café racer. This film is the first in a multi series project designed to challenge the creativity of the builder and the director, Chris Rupert.
Rupert self imposed creative rules for each piece. In this first film, the creative rule was that there would be no camera movement. Energy had to come entirely from movement in the scene, and the art of the edit.
Burrell attempts to make as many parts as possible from hand during this build while at the same time staying true to original café racer philosophies.