A very long time, by motorcycle industry standard, that I belong to this industry. And of course a lot of people, custom builders, vendors, manufacturers and show promoters that I have seen come & go. Evidently our US recession has also been a catalyst for this turnover. Sometimes I know what went wrong and where do friends went.
But some made a transition by choice just for a change of lifestyle. Quite often it’s much later that I know about their new profession. So, where are they now? Maybe a series I will continue with others you may have known years ago. I just got a tip from reader Fred Proctor that John Covington, ex-bossman of “Surgical Steeds” in Arizona made a successful transition from Bike Builder to Art Photographer. I have known John since 1993 when we rode together in a group riding from Scottsdale, AZ to Telluride, CO for a promo movie for Neiman Marcus (do you remember Mike Lichter?). John Covington is now doing awesome photography with of course as inspiration cars, motorcycles, tattoos & women…He also did a book called “Boundless” being released this weekend. By the way he also has been a heavy rock drummer nicknamed the “pulverizer”. Jump to his site for amazing photography. Hey, when you are an artist you remain an artist. John Covington Studios.