Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best wishes!

I've been posting more on Facebook then on the blog and I'm sorry for this. I'll try to make this up to y'all who check the blog every now and then. But on the last day of this year I want to wish all of you the very best for 2015!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chris and his CB550

Last Sunday I went to Amsterdam to shoot Chris's barbaric CB550. We had a great day! More on his bike in the upcoming issue.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday evening

Wednesday was rather strange. I built my chopper years ago and never, ever took it to a shop for any repairs. Always did it myself, and with the help of my friends. In my garage, in their garage or hey, at the side of the road. The last time though it became kind of a pain in the ass, and the lack of time and eventually the lack of motivation resulted in a lot of overdue maintenance and repairs. So, as I said, it was rather strange to taken it to a shop for the first time and leave it there. Shop of choice is Short Cut Choppers in Ede, the Netherlands. Tjeerd has been building cool choppers for a long time and we know each other for some years now. So there's my trusty Shovel, which hasn't been that trusty lately. Good luck Tjeerd, give 'm hell!

My 1972 Shovel. Spending some time at Short Cut Choppers

Nice project in the workshop at Short Cut Choppers — at Short Cut Choppers, Customs & Classics.

Finished bikes and some projects in the shop at Short Cut Choppers 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Graveyard shift

An unusual sight. But Harry did it. He entered the graveyard, turned his back, and walked away. That's the spirit! His bike is rather special, apart from the fact everything is hand made. It's the engine that will make you go bananas. Half Harley, half Matchless! Thanks for a nice afternoon, an unusual sweet snack and your everlasting great stories!  Once you met Harry, you'll never forget him! Proud to call you a friend man!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

It Started again!!

Oh shit!! It started again!! Took a small break, but today was the day we began Issue 4!! And have we got some bikes coming for it!! A massive, impressive amount of Knuckleheadz, Shovels, Hondas, Panheads and....... Jessey's superb Triumph!!

More on his bike later...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Choppertown Sideshow, September 6th

Next weekend is a Chopper stuffed weekend. The weather is gonna be on our side so my buddies and me will swarm all over Europe to go to the best Chopper meetings. Meeting of choice for 'This is Now!' magazine will be the 'Choppertown Sideshow' in Kaldenkirchen, Germany. A great daytime event with booths, live music, burlesque acts and guess what!! YOU CAN WIN A TRIP TO THE NEW YORK INVITATIONAL BIKE SHOW!!!!! Special guests of the meeting will be Paul Cox and Keino Sasaki and YOU CAN WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK!!! Said this before didn't I?
However, the 'This is Now!' booth will be in the Fahrstrasse, near the corner to the Venloer Strasse and we invite you all to park your Chopper near our booth. First ten who will get a 'It's a Chopper Babe' patch for free, al the rest will have one hell of a day. And yes, your chopper will collaborate in 'the best chopper of show' contest when it's parked here.
Hope to see y'all september the 6th! starts at about 2 PM.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

1000 Hills Run

We are proud to announce that we are an official sponsor and supporter of the 1000 hills run this year! And hey, Cross+eyed And Banished is performing!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pink Waves......

I can't get Mr. Magic's Nor-Cal Chopper, as featured in the last issue of 'This is Now!', out of my head. I keep on seeing pink waves and girlie hair in the wind..... great state of mind!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Not for the magazine, cool nevertheless

Last weekend Rogues MC Opmeer celebrated their 35th anniversary and asked me to shoot some portraits of the guests. Something I never did before, but hey...... I love to!
With Motorcycle clubs coming over from all over the globe the crowd was as colorful as they come. It was a tough ride because shooting portraits with artificial light seems something completely different than shooting choppers in bright daylight. Nevertheless I took some great, rough looking and atmospheric photos of some great peoples! Here's Wolf (Deathtraps MC, California), Etter (Rogues MC, Opmeer) and Jonathan (Deathtraps MC) in a post from the Rogues MC Blog of today.
And now I have to sort out more than 2000 pictures.........

Thursday, July 31, 2014

While i was trying to sort out some decent pics of the release party I ran into this pic of Gus, who was featured in the february issue. Love this guy!

Friday, July 25, 2014

In da house baby!

Boxes stuffed with your dose of daily medicine! 
And right in time for the releaseparty tomorrow!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Some teaser pics. To get you in the mood for 'This is Now!' TANK

Monday, June 30, 2014

Chimay Hot Rod Show

Chimat Hot Rod show. Wet, wet , wet! 
But we had cool times nevertheless. Thanks to everyone who came by to say "hi" at our booth.

And thanks to Loony, for being a friend this weekend !
Hope to see you again soon man!

Friday, June 27, 2014


We're leaving for the Hot-Rod show in Chimay 
and leave you with a picture of Nisse's Shovel.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How cool's that?!

At the Rumblers BBQ a guy came to me and asked if I wanted to make some pics of his bike. Not for the magazine but for himself. I already noticed him hanging out with some friends of my so I said,"sure!" At the end of the day I took some pics of him and his bike and promised to send them to him and so I did. Jens, 'cause that's his name, was more than happy and started to tease me with pics of something he was making for me.
Today the mailman came, and guess what?!?! Jens made this cool as fuck metal "This is Now! Clock" for me!! Thanks man, it's FAB!!!

 And some of the pics I took during the Rumblers BBQ.

And the man himself, Jens!
Thanks you so much man, It's a great gift for some lousy pictures!

So want any metalwork to be done, or want a cool clock with your logo or any image? Check out his site at Dengel Bengel Metalworks!

Friday, June 20, 2014

The "This is Now! CHPRS MGZN" Ringer!

Available at the Hot-Rod Show in Chimay.

El Parro Choppers

Drinking coffee in the orchard, talking choppers. Visiting the garage, talking choppers. Checking the projects, talking choppers.
Good times with Gert-Jan and his dad at el Parro!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Holy Chopper Batman!

Yesterday we went to church. Not to pray, but to shoot! A photo-shoot that is. When I first saw this bike at a chopper-show the crazy frame caught my eye right away. Don't think I ever saw a "negative" gooseneck before?
 The bike was built by Mutha Choppers in the Netherlands and is inspired by "the Bay Bomber", an 80's Frisco Hells Angel bike.
After the the shoot we visit the shop. Nice projects all over the place and chicken for lunch.