Photographer Bryan Helm has made a career for himself in advertising working with clients like Coca Cola and Jaguar, but his love of speed, design, and the motorcycle counterculture have allowed him to capture a vast collection of visually captivating imagery over the last 20 years.
Drawn to unique characters, beautiful motorcycles, stunt riders, racers, and celebrity bike builders he has encountered while riding his Harley across the country to bike rallies and vintage races, a chronicle of this work called FTW-Forever Two Wheels will be on display for the next month at The Cardinal Gallery.
The black and white images to be displayed in FTW were captured on film and digital. The digital imagery is converted to a physical negative and contact printed on fibre base paper. Then traditional and vintage printing processes are used for the final photograph, bringing the images to life. Colour imagery is printed as C-Prints or the digital captures are Chromira C-Prints.
His prints are available through The Cardinal Gallery in very limited editions.
Exhibition Dates: July 22 – August 22, 2021
Reception: Saturday, July 24, 2021 12-6pm
Address: The Cardinal Gallery – 1231 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON