A gentleman with an encyclopedic knowledge of motorcycles and the community that's surrounded them since the beginning, Paul d'Orleans and Susan McLaughlin (as MotoTintype) have traveled the United States extensively, documenting the contemporary motorcycling community in the most anachronistic of fashions. Using a very, very old photographic process called 'wet plate' or collodion photography (around since 1850), Paul and Susan create portraits of the riders and innovators in the motorcycling world at various events and iconic motorcycling landmarks (i.e. The Bonneville Salt Flats).
Paul is also a published author with a couple of books under his belt (The Chopper: The Real Story and Café Racers: Speed, Style, and Ton-Up Culture), current Editor of Custom & Style at Cycle World magazine, prolific blogger as The Vintagent, and noted Motorcycle Cannonball veteran. He's done it all.
We are tremendously excited to have more of the MotoTintype work displayed at this year's Handbuilt Show.