David Frost Photography
This is a blog that links to my Rise Above series a detailed search for people that have had serious injuries and have lived to tell their stories and still have passion and courage to keep riding and doing what they love
This is a motorcycle expose that promotes safe riding and should inspire people that don't want to continue riding to get back on and keep pushing forward.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thank you to Erkki Mäki from Finnish moto mag Motouutiset.fi for publishing an international article supporting Rise Above.
Rise Above series one Portland will be featured on http://themotoattic.com/pages/rise_above and sold as limited edition photo sets 1/10 numbered and signed by David Frost and also includes the riders story. Proceeds of the sales for these prints will go to The Motorcycle Travel America Foundation, which helps the families of downed riders especially the children from these families. Rise Above is honored to be on this site, which supports the motorcycle community and allows people free of charge to sell motorcycle gear and bikes. Thank you everyone who supports this project and keep spreading the news.
I hope everyone rides safe this 4th of July and has a great holiday!
Thank You Harley for Heroes for supporting the Rise Above Show and tweeting my blog! If anyone wants to check out what they do it is a really good cause helping veterans who also ride with charity and support.
"Our current annual campaign, Harleys For Heroes, is a national sweepstakes where supporters can win a brand new Harley Davidson Motorcycle. www.harleysforheroes.org Supporters donate for the chance to win and proceeds go to Healing Heroes Network to help our heroes in need." -Myah Faraone
Here is a link to the Rise Above Show shared on Harley for Heroes twitter Feed!
have 18x24 custom printed posters "full faces are sexy" as well as
Tees. Right now I just have M,L,XL the ladies bought all of the smalls!
Thanks ladies! I also have the Rise Above hoodies that are really heavy
and soft.. Help support my photography and the continuation of this
project as well as promoting safe riding by going to FROSTYSNAPS.BIGCARTEL.COM or contact me if you are a local Portlander and I will get stuff to you in person.
RISE ABOVE PORTLAND- Showing at See See Motor Coffee Portland Oregon. March - April 2014. All Photos by David Frost. All rights reserved David Frost Photography (To ENLARGE stories click on story image)
Thank you to everyone that came out and
supported the show and our love for all things motorcycles. It was great
to see all the survivors at the show thank you for your participation.
The show was a great success I couldn't have done it without the help of MotoCorsa, See See Motor Coffee Co, Chrome Industries, Rev-It, and especially Richard E Jones for all his dedication to the logo and design and Matthew Mirpourian
at pen and screen printing for the awesome hand silkscreened T's,
hoodies, and posters. For everyone who did not make it last night the
show will be up at see see's for two months stop in grab a coffee and
read some stories and check out some photos. Thank you also to everyone
that worked the event last night you all kicked ass!
will have all of the photos from the show uploaded soon KEEP WATCH! All
of the merchandise ( T-shirts, hoodies, and posters) can be purchased
directly from me. Look at the blog for details on them as well.
Keep following Rise Above as it will be traveling to other cities to take more submissions for stories.
The show is in less than a week March 7th at See See Motor Coffee! Thank you MotoCorsa, Rev-It, Chrome, and See See for supporting this show. I am just tying up loose ends and getting things ready to hang. It has been a great couple of months working on this and meeting everyone. I can't wait to share the photos and stories with everyone. Ride to the show if you can hopefully the weather is dry. See you all at 7:30. PS The show will be hanging for 2 months at SEE SEE so if you do not make it to the opening show please stop by and check it out another time. Thank you all for your ongoing support. Cheers David Frost
The opening night March 7th at See See Motor
Coffee will also include a raffle with prizes from MotoCorsa, Chrome, and
Rev-It. The proceeds will benefit downed riders and their families through the
Motorcycle Travel America Foundation.
Living, breathing, and riding motorcycles is how we would all like to experience the world of motorcycles. Lory, known to her friends as, Shevil Knievel ( nickname given to her by her surgeon) has been riding for over thirty years. She should be an inspiration to anyone that calls themselves a rider of anything with two wheels. While riding her 1972 Norton Combat she was run off the road by a car full of kids. Making a quick decision to not run into a bus stop full of people, Lory took the "safer" way out and jumped a curb on the other side of the road running through a row of news paper boxes. She was thrown from her bike, which ran through a cyclone fence, as she proceeded to hit a cement pole head first. Astonishingly enough she was back riding her bike within less than a month. (hear her story below)
50cc's of adrenaline and nothing but a back wheel to ride on Amanda fell in love with motorcycles at a young age. Something we all try to feel time and time again after that first time we set off on a bike. As a young woman she did not have a bike of her own but found herself riding on the back of a friends bike in rural Colorado. The rider sped high above the speed limit only to arrive at a stop sign too quickly. Amanda, who had only the control of feeling free on the back of the bike, was then thrown up and over the rider who could not control his brakes. She was unfortunate to have suffered his consequences flying far from the road colliding with a wire fence that dealt nothing but pain. Had she not been wearing a helmet that day things would have ended differently. The recovery was long and brutal, but the fiery passion for all things two wheeled still burns bright for Amanda. Today she rides in honor of the passing of her father, his bike, a 1980 Harley Davidson iron head. (hear her story below)
red circle is where Amanda laid for 4 hours waiting for help to arrive.
While she lay there she had her hand up, which was the only part of her
that was visible , as she lay cut open. She unearthed four fence posts
and was stopped by the wire fencing. She is truly a survivor.
If the first word out of a child's mouth is Kawasaki you know they are going to love motorcycles forever. In the case of Richard Jones it is true. His affinity for two wheels is what gives him lust for life. While falling in love with his first Ducati, a 796 Dark Hypermotard, Richard was struck by a Ford F550 that was turning out of a graveyard. He lost his leg from the knee down, but continues to ride almost every day with a prosthetic. Death has been something he has avoided multiple times, and as one great poet said, "Don't Fear the Reaper". (hear his story below)