Motorcycle Adventurers, Cruisers, Outlaws and Racers the World Over
In The Riders, photographer and author Henry von Wartenberg (Art of BMW Motorcycles) documents motorcycle culture around the world with stunning images created in more than 30 countries over the past 20 years.
Paul d'Orleans, better known as the publisher of the website The Vintagent, travels the world following the vintage, custom, and electric motorcycle scenes. As a rider, collector, and recognized expert on moto-history, he is a passionate advocate for motorcycles and writes for numerous magazines (including Cycle World, Classic Bike Guide, Kraftrad, etc), and websites worldwide. He also is co-founder of the Motorcycle Arts Foundation and guest curator at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles (Custom Revolution, Electric Revolution), He can be seen commenting on the Las Vegas motorcycle auctions for NBCSN, and he resides in San Francisco, California.
Dave Nichols has been involved in many forms of media both in front and behind the camera since 1978. He has written and produced over 1,200 TV commercials with Shadoe Stevens, Inc., a series of television comedy specials for HBO/Cinemax, and American Top 40 for ABC Watermark. He has produced live events for Jani International and live sports programs for television, created early-learning software for Microsoft, and developed ad campaigns for radio, TV, and feature film trailers for New World Pictures. Dave has been the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 and is currently overseeing ten automotive and motorcycle magazine titles for Paisano Publications, including the new Road Iron custom touring bike title. Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, a 26-episode motorcycle-related television series seen on the SPEED channel. He is also the best-selling author of Top Chops, Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman, One Percenter, and One Percenter Code, all published by Motorbooks. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, and Los Angeles and is currently creating TV series and feature film projects with HBO producer Michael Hill.
HENRY VON WARTENBERG is a freelance photographer and writer based in Argentina, whose work has been featured in many books and magazines, including National Geographic Adventures. He is the photographer for Motorbooks' Art of BMW. Through his publishing company, Triple Ve Editores, he has published several books of his photography including Red Deer-Stag Hunting in Argentina, Motos Clasicas en Argentina, The Best of Argentine Polo, and Buenos Aires in Stone and Bronze. Henry lives in Tigre, Argentina, with his wife and two daughters.