For Immediate Release – April 24, 2006
No-Handed Harley Riding at 80 mph While Taking Photos
Our America – Jason O’Dell Photography
How did such amazing shots come from a photographer who was traveling at speeds in excess of 80 mph on a Harley? It’s called artistic creativity at its finest! Our America showcases the photography of Jason O’Dell as he hit the road with the Emerica skateboard team during the 21-day Heath’s Harley Tour from Los Angeles to Philadelphia and back on Harley Davidson motorcycles. Eleven amazing skateboarders, 8,000 miles of road, 50-something rolls of film, one crazy ass photographer, and this is what you get.
Shot entirely on 35mm rolls of black and white and color film, Our America offers a visual story of the untapped American landscape, the riders and the bikes they ride. The captured moments instill a feeling of freedom, movement and individual identity.
Please join Jason and his friends and fellow riders, the professional skateboarders of the Emerica team for the opening night festivities for Our America, Thursday, May 11, 7pm to 10pm. Sponsored by Emerica and Red Stripe.
Our America runs through Thursday, June 8 at the Gallery Curio 69 in West Hollywood, California.
About Jason O’Dell:
Los Angeles-based photographer Jason O’Dell has been skateboarding since the age of 12 and bought his first Harley off his dad at age 17, he’s been an avid rider ever since. O’Dell’s commercial work runs the gamut, from music performance documentary to fashion. An Art Center dropout, he began shooting when he was 14, and has worked with photographers Michael Muller, Michael Segal and Liz Collins.