June Softly

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Michael Lichter

...a premier photographer in the Harley Davidson world

Michael Lichter

         Over the last decade, Michael has contributed work to many books on motorcycling including images specifically requested by Willy G. Davidson for his 100th anniversary book on Harley. The ten “coffee-table” books with his name on the cover include two on Sturgis, large format books on choppers, and individual books on builders Arlen Ness, Billy Lane and Indian Larry. Since 2000, Michael has been exhibiting his photography again in public institutions including solo shows of his work at more than 15 galleries and museums. Michael’s reputation as a motorcycling photographer has led to Michael being featured in photography, motorcycling and general interest magazines as well as a number of television shows.

On a more personal note, Michael married his wonderful wife Catherine in 1982. They met when they were both on a 5-day holiday in Big Sur, California, Catherine coming all the way from Dublin, Ireland where she is from. They have two children, a daughter Kiera, who was born in 1985 and son Sean who was born in 1988. Incidentally, you never could totally take the music out of Michael. While he wasn’t about to start lugging the drums around again, he discovered the Irish penny whistle could fit in his pocket. It has become a great outlet and perfect way to pass the time in the middle of a highway waiting for the right bike or the right light. If you are riding down an open highway and happen to hear an Irish jig coming from a photographer straddling the double yellow line way up ahead, it’s probably Michael about to take your photo. Read More
The Journey, Custer State Park, South Dakota

The Lineup, Sturgis, South Dakota

Early Morning, City Park, Sturgis, SD

Coffee Table Book  Avail. here

Billy Velvet at the Spoke

Riding in the Black Hills near Mt. Rushmore

Main Street in downtown Sturgis

Ray-Ray coming down main Street Sturgis, SD

Michael Lichter Riding and Shooting

Michael Lichter Glencoe Sturgis

Michael Lichter Glencoe Sturgis Cont.

MotoUSA Sturgis 2010 Sugar Bear / Michael Lichter Ride

Sugar Bear and Michael Lichter

Join Sugar Bear and Michael Lichter at the Broken Spoke Campground Sturgis 2011 for a fantastic day of activities to celebrate the motorcycle and two innovators who have made such an impact on our passion.

Date: Sunday August 7th, 2011
Time: 11am

We'll hang out at the Spoke for some great pre-ride entertainment, then head out on the 25-mile ride (traveling away from the hustle of Sturgis) to a real working ranch. Once there, the ranch owners will treat us to a grilled-up lunch and ice cold beverages. You'll love this ranch - it's the real deal. We'll race bikes and horses around barrels and tons more. You never know - maybe you'll Sugar Bear lasso a cow!

Visit the official websites of  Michael Lichter and Sugar Bear

Visit the blog post by June Softly ~ Sugar Bear

 Black Hills Motorcycle Rally
Buffalo chip Sturgis, South Dakota
August 3 - 9

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 ~ Jeff Decker ~ Slant Artist ~

Michael Lichter has put on the finest art shows in Sturgis for years.  I hope I can help him live up the previous successes.  I will bring a good cross section of the art I made over the years, the majority of my motorcycle collection, and some of my favorite bikes built by others.
I have been stubborn, & chosen bikes that may not win beauty contests, but have influenced me. 
I will be working on my T.E. Lawerence/Brough Superior SS100 sculpture to pass the time & demonstrate my process.  Please stop buy & say hello.  Cheers, jeff

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Michael Lichter

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