Meet our analog-oriented authors and photographers
Yelena Sophia is a commercial art director working in Los Angeles. Her photography projects focus on motorcycling subculture and have taken her from the rural mountains of Cambodia to the brush in Madagascar, and now to the dusty trenches of Gorman, California, for Babes in the Dirt, on page 15.
Writer Elana Scherr majored in Art and English at UCLA. She’s since worked as a carbon-fiber fabricator (making motorcycle bodywork), as an editor at Hot
Rod magazine, and as editorin-chief of Roadkill magazine. On page 86 in this issue, she profiles the extraordinary effort it takes to run a Harley-davidson in Baja. She currently owns several classic cars and an unreasonable number of minibikes.
GARY “GAZ” BOULANGER
Gary Boulanger is a San Francisco-based writer with a garage full of bikes. The Wisconsin native spent 24 years reporting on bicycles, switching his focus to motorcycles after his son, Henri, opened his eyes to the magic of internal combustion. A chance meeting with Mert Lawwill in 1998 evolved into an obsession with On Any
Sunday and a plum assignment, on page 69, to get a look inside Lawwill’s shop— and his 20-year passion project.
San Francisco-based photographer Jay Watson specializes in lifestyle, sports, and automotive work. Most of his professional and personal influences come from California culture—surfers, skaters, builders, and rad people. He photographed one of the raddest of them all, motorcycling icon Mert Lawwill, for “Wrench Room” on page 69.
Talented rider and writer Adam Waheed cut his teeth in the online publishing world before getting his hands dirty with ink. In this issue, he trades his full-face lid for a featherweight bicycle helmet, giving us a rundown on Yamaha’s new power-assist pedal bicycles. Will it be enough for him to sell off his leather collection and go full Lycra? Find out on page 40.