Time for a quick confession. Shaik Ridzwan was probably the first photographer featured on Pipeburn who really made us sit up and take notice. Yes, the fact that he also shot Max Hazan’s bikes can’t have hurt things – but in my mind Shaik was the one who opened our eyes to the fact that shooting bikes could be a whole lot more than wheeling it out on the driveway and telling the local kids to get out of the shot. Here’s a collection of his best ever photos, assembled by the man himself.
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Shaik Ridzwan. I’m originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I moved to the U.S. in the fall of 2000 and currently live in Los Angeles with my wife Elizabeth and son Micah. I’m an Industrial designer by profession, however I tend towards more photography and creative direction these days.
In 2011 I began a creative studio called The Mighty Motor and have been doing it ever since. The studio revolves around story telling and documentary style content creation. As a kid I grew up surrounded by adventuresome role models and even greater story tellers. Photography and motorsports were a constant in my young life. Those two disciplines coupled with the art of telling a good story formed the basis of The Mighty Motor.