Dan and Me

Dan Bonnell and Me, c.1976, photograph by Stephen Ward

I ran across this bit of ancient history looking through some negatives. Dan was my best friend through jr. high and high school, I’ve mentioned him before. The Triumph 650 motorcycle belonged to my brother Stephen, and the Harley belonged to an pretty infamous member of “The Righteous Ones” motorcycle club named, coincidentally, “Biker Steve” (no relation).

I earned a “courtesy card” from Biker Steve by photographing him and his bike, which I later learned would have gotten my ass kicked if I would have shown it around. I am more amused by the copy of Camera I’m clutching. I think this was perhaps more the root of my downfall than hanging out with bikers.