Dean Bradshaw is inspired by the idea of craftsmanship and the lifestyle of people who create by hand. These craftsmen embody an element of authentic character that is quite unique and in need of celebration, particularly in the west where these ‘small trades’ are becoming less and less common in the face of mass production. The overwhelming desire to explore and show lifestyles that are so different to my own was definitely one of the driving forces behind this series.
Dean Bradshaw is fascinated by motorcycle culture and identity. When local venice motorcycle crew the 'Venice Vixens' invited him to help support the breast cancer foundation Keep A Breast by setting up a portrait studio at one of their moto events, Dean saw it as a great opportunity to not only help a great cause but to create a series of people and their machines.