Pleased & honored to announce the participation of the famous Photographer Richard Aujard to ARTRIDE 2019!
Fashion, Actors photographer and film maker, Richard Aujard is also, and perhaps above all, a man of the land who has been around worldwide to feed his own passion since the 80’s. The world of motorcycle takes a place of choice in his life. At Wheels and Waves 8th edition, he will showcase a series dedicated to bikers.
A huge thanks to him and once again Filo Loco.
Full interview in French and English below!
35 years of fashion covers, exhibitions, books, short-cuts … The reputation of the photographer and director is well established.
Among others, Eric Cantona, Mike Tyson, Mexican cowboys, Navajo tribes, Hopis and Apaches, homeless children in Mongolia, Haiti after the earthquake, Marines of the French Army … “I do not like sophistication, which I like is showing the strength and the cracks, the scars of life. In my opinion, it’s more beautiful than three layers of makeup. I cover a lot of different worlds, but I have two great passions: boxing and motorcycle. Motorcycles, it’s me! I am a biker at heart. At 16, I was champion of Enduro in France. Since 1984, I ride Harley or Triumph. I’ve traveled the worldwide to photograph MC around the world. ”
For Wheels and Waves, he has selected prints that flourish in the late 80’s, from his many encounters. Among them, we recognize some familiar faces.
“I met Michael Hutchense, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, or Mickey Rourke who welcomed me to his home in Los Angeles and whom I’m still very close to. Besides, I just made a documentary about him, currently in post-production. At each shot, I need to install a proximity, an exchange. My biggest pleasure is that the photo pleases the model. You will not see stolen photos in my work.”
It is enough to listen to the man two minutes to understand that the human encounter is the driving force of his practice. He is excited to be part of the Wheels and Waves adventure.
“I was born and raised in the Basque Country, my children were born in Biarritz. It’s a pleasure to come back here for Wheels and Waves. I was here last year. I loved the spirit of sharing and celebration, this mix of motorcycles, surfing, skateboarding, looks. This year, I will come with my Harley Dyna Low Rider S. Meet passionate people, ride in the Basque Country: that fun! “.
Rendez-vous is held Thursday, June 13 at the Biarritz skatepark, for the opening night of the Artride in the presence of the artist.