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Dan Lim's Fearless Photography Exhibition

Dan Lim’s Fearless Photo Exhibit Spotlights Women Riders

Fearless was a one night photo exhibit put on by Dan Lim, a.k.a. @TheMotoFoto, dedicated to the appreciation and support of women in motorcycling. The empowering images showcased the individuality and personalities of five women and their Harley-Davidson Sportsters. It was showcased at 1903, a Harley-Davidson Cafe in Toronto‘s Queen W. and Ossignton neighborhood.

Dustin Woods taking a shot of the photographyDustin Woods of Contrast Communications taking a shot of the display. Big thanks to Dustin for the invite!

Dan Lim - Fearless

Emphasizing strength and character, Lim’s work shows the many faces of raw human nature, as expressed by unafraid women riders. It captured the essence of motorcyclists and their machines in harmony.

Catie, Adrian, and GlendaCaitiyours truly, and Glenda

XaniaXania (right)

“There are a lot of women who don’t ride motorcycles, unfortunately because someone told them they couldn’t, or because they didn’t personally think that they could,” says Lim, before adding, “But a beautiful thing happens when someone embraces their inner strength and individuality. And that’s what I wanted to capture.”

Indeed, there are a lot of women who don’t ride motorcycles, but these were not them.

Dan and The Girls

Fearless

The images are printed on on archival metal aluminum and signed by the artist. They looked fantastic. Each canvas will be signed by the artist and were available for purchase by silent auction. All proceeds went to the Canadian Diabetes Association, a nod to Lim’s son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes from a young age.

Dan's Family

Dan Lim - Photo by Mondo Lulu

“We are grateful to Dan Lim/The Moto Foto for his commitment to supporting people living with and affected by diabetes,” says Wendy Stienburg, event manager, community engagement (GTA), CDA. “Events such as this are essential to the work the CDA does in this province and across Canada. Event proceeds will be used to fund essential programs and services, advocacy and leading-edge research.”

Dan Lim - Fearless

Raffle WinnerWinner of one of the many raffles throughout the night.

In spring 2016 Harley-Davidson Canada opened the doors at 1903, a new pop-up coffee shop at 96 Ossington Ave. in Toronto’s Queen W. neighborhood. Harley aficionados and motorcycle enthusiasts will recognize the cafe’s name as a throwback to the year of Harley-Davidson’s inception. It was in this year in a wooden shack in Milwaukee that the year the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle was produced by one Harley and three Davidsons.

Xania and JessXania and Jess from Backwoods Promotions

The decor at 1903 was set to highlight the Motor Company’s roots. The number of fearless women motorcyclists within those walls showed a stark contrast from motorcycling’s past, to motorcycling’s present. The motorcyles, fashions, looks, beliefs, and attitudes changed so much from person to person within those walls. And then it struck me. I had to look from the front door to the back. And there it was. After ten years in the motorcycle world, I was finally at a motorcycling event where the genders were balanced.

Amen.

Sidecar

All event photography by Mondo Lulu. Give him a follow on Instagram @dzgnboy. While you’re there, you better follow Dan Lim, a.k.a. @TheMotoFoto, too.

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  3. I think the reason most women do not ride is same as mine. Seat heights are just to tall. I laugh when I read a low 30 or 31 inch seat height. A new rider needs to be able to place both feet on the ground.

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