In this, the latest installment of our series on the world’s best moto photographers, we spoke to Californian Stan Evans on his work shooting some of the world’s best customisers, riders and bikes. While you couldn’t hope to find a more down-to-earth guys, his work speaks for itself; his black and white shots of Max Hazan are some of the best we’ve ever seen. We hope you agree.
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Stan Evans. I’m a photographer by way of Alaska, where I first started taking pictures. I’m schooled in the west by way of Montana and Utah. Refined by working with some incredible mentors and the creative vibes of New York. I’m currently enjoying the sunshine of Los Angeles.
Why shoot motorcycles?
Honestly, shooting motorcycles kind of came by accident. A few years back I was predominantly working as a snowboard photographer, so I had my summers free. I interviewed for a job in the service department at my local Triumph dealer just to learn about bikes and during the interview they mentioned they needed help in their marketing department. I got the job.
I had no idea what I was doing, but we grabbed a demo bike, some gear off the shelves and a female friend rode the bike. This was long before the women’s rider push really started, so they didn’t quite trust her and they made me put a credit card deposit on the bike, “In case she wrecked it”. Funny thing is, she grew up riding dirt bikes and Harleys with her dad and could ride circles around most guys.