Peter Fonda the Easy Rider Blog
This precious fine art photo of Peter Fonda was taken at Sturgis biker rally in South Dakota. It was taken with film when black & white was one of the only options for photographers which means it was taken way back when, if I had to guess I would say late 70s or early 80s. When these guys used to go to Sturgis it was an amazing adventure for them, they would ride the ride, not haul the motorcycle to the rally. It was not only a rally to a lot of these bikers but like going to see family, it was a getaway where they could be free and get grungy and just go wild (and boy, did they go wild). They had refurbished Harley’s, the newest Harley’s, Indian bikes, motorcycles they built themselves, thousands of dollars’ worth parts and paint jobs, most of them took pride in their motorcycles and enjoyed the recognition they would get. Mr. Fonda had a replica of the “Captain America” bike used in the movie.
Peter Fonda became a star in the film “Easy Rider” and he never lost his 1960s attitude or openness even as he prepared for the 50th anniversary this fall of “Easy Rider”. Sadly to say on August 16th, 2019 Mr. Fonda passed away in Los Angeles, he was 79 years old. He will be very much missed by all. Peter Fonda was a great actor, producer, writer and the best Easy Rider out there, seems like he had a good fulfilling life. Peter H Fonda was born in New York City to screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour, he was part of the counterculture of the 1960s and appeared in like over 50 movies.
You know everyone has dreams about either being famous or meeting someone famous and it is an honor to have this fine art photo in our gallery. Just as cool it was for photographer Martin Garfinkel to be in Sturgis and ride around with these guys; not only Peter Fonda, but some others as well…….their just regular good down to earth people. Mr. Fonda is a two-time Oscar nominee and part of a Hollywood dynasty.
This iconic fine art photo of young Peter Fonda the “Easy Rider” is part of photographer Martin Garfinkel’s Black & White Collection and is available for purchase at Roadside Gallery.
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Debbi Fadli has lived in Carbondale, Colorado for 14 years after raising her two beautiful children in Morocco. She has a passion for fine art photography and for the past 3 years, besides doing sales, she has taken the work of photographer Martin Garfinkel and designs an astonishing range of fine art photo merchandise.