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Hermann Köpf

For the residents of Barr, a wine-growing village in Alsace, the second weekend in May is a big party. Motorcyclists from all over France, Switzerland and Germany set up camp at the foot of Mont Sainte-Odile, a 760m (2,500 ft) peak in the Vosges Mountains. They’re participants in the annual Barr Hill Race, a colorful cacophony of classic motorcycles and leather-clad riders. Last year, Munich-based photographer Hermann Köpf was there to capture the action; here are some of the images from the resultant 200-page book, Hill Racing in Barr, Alsace.

Ray Gordon

Most notable photographers can point to one iconic shot that catapulted them into the public eye. In Ray Gordon’s case, it’s his image of Thor Drake’s SR500 ‘Dirt Rod’ flying through the air. Here are three more shots from Gordon’s portfolio; they’re all Thor Drake bikes, and they all have Gordon’s dynamic signature style. The bike bottom left is Dirt Rod from a different angle. The white machine top right is ‘Grandpa’, a Honda XR400 with a Yamaha R6 front end and a beat up Honda CB400F tank. And at bottom right we have the ‘Travis Push Powered Chopper’. According to Drake, it “now sits at the back of the shop awaiting a CB350 motor that runs on gas, and someone who is mad enough to spend the time to do it.” See more of Ray Gordon’s work here.

Motorcycle Dream Garages

We’d all love a garage packed wall-to-wall with motorcycles and memorabilia, and Lee Klancher’s book Motorcycle Dream Garages reveals the spaces to aspire too. So here’s an exclusive sampling of the best shots for you to download as wallpaper.

Clockwise from top left, we’ve got the garage belonging to racer, stunt man and bike builder John Hately; then a candid shot of a mechanic from Yoshi’s Garage Company working on a replica of Captain America, the bike ridden by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider; a panorama of Tom White’s Early Years of Motocross Museum; and a glimpse inside Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage. If these wallpapers have whetted your appetite, grab a copy of Motorcycle Dream Garages from Amazon.

Scott Pommier

Scott Pommier learnt his craft and made his name the hard way—shooting skateboarders. It’s one of the most demanding subjects for photography, and competition is intense. Then Scott discovered motorcycles and a new, less technical approach to shooting. He’s now shot campaigns for blue-chip clients like Harley-Davidson, Chrysler and Dickies. There’s a great interview with Scott on A Photo Editor, and a good selection of his best motorcycle work on The Selvedge Yard.

Conrad Leach

Over the past decade, Conrad Leach has been commissioned by many international individuals and brands to produce motorcycle artworks. He’s also been the Artist In Residence at the exclusive Louis Vuitton Celux club in Tokyo. So it’s an honor to be able to present four of Conrad’s images in our latest set of desktop wallpapers. Find out more about Conrad’s work here, and browse his latest prints for sale here—including the beautiful images originally produced for the 2008 Legend of The Motorcycle.