Mark Kalan

Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

From late 1977 through 1986, I worked with the greatest advertising photographers, fashion photographers and commercial directors in New York City. In 1987, I opened a bohemian-style photo studio in the City Hall district of Manhattan where I shot fashion. I worked regularly for a few magazines and model agencies photographing many of the new faces of the era. I gave up commercial shooting in early 1994 to edit and publish a motorcycle magazine. For the following 12 years I traveled North America and Europe riding motorcycles, writing about them and taking photos.

I am currently available on a contract basis for photography assignments or to consult on publishing matters. Meanwhile I'm working on my illustrated memoir: Rider's Cramp: The Story of Bike Week from Hell and Other Disasters