Sometimes in life good things happens. Things you never could have imagined, like a girl doing handstand push ups in your condo asking you about doing a photoshoot on motorcycles. Did I mention she can put her feet behind her head?
I reached out to the world famous WobblyCat, an avid motorcyclist, photographer, and superhero. What followed was a full day’s event, a first ever motorcycle photoshoot. Two girls on motorcycles doing very interesting things.
In a world full of sleazy motorcycle ads and pics of every type of girl on a motorcycle, the world needed this photoshoot to happen. Motorcyclists and motorcycling needed this photoshoot to happen. Our community is worth so much more than just the pictures of scantly clad women we’ve been fed for years. Sure we’ve seen pics and this site has even posted pics of women who actually ride, but if motorcycling is an art, we need to treat it as such.
Gabriella DB (formerly known as the girl doing handstand push ups in my condo) is a true artist. She’s a natural in the world of dancing and performance and a true professional.
I asked Gabriella to share a little about herself and contortionism with us:
“I guess you can say I started dancing in the womb, but the exact age I began post-birth was 3 years old. For those who don’t know what contortion is, it’s an unusual form of physical display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body. For me specifically my flexibility is in my lower back and hamstrings. Over a year ago I wanted to challenge myself so I started training in aerial hoop and aerial silks with the wonderful ladies at A2D2 Inc. Aerial Dance Cirque Company. I am also this company’s resident contortionist and perform across Ontario at high profile events.
With A2D2 Inc. my favourite events include; contorting solo for the Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, India held at the Liberty Grand and being privileged to contort at the IIFA Rocks Fashion Show at the Ricoh Coliseum in front of a television audience of over 100 million people.
This past May I was personally contacted to be the featured contortionist for ANTM LIVE! a three day convention in Toronto. The highlight of this event was leaving audiences in awe when I emerged onto the stage from inside a suitcase.
The concept of contorting on a motorcycle has always been in the back of my mind. I wanted to do something that not many people had seen before and after knowing YouMotorcycle for years I knew he was the person to contact about my vision. Myself knowing nothing about motorcycles and him knowing everything, I knew he would be the person to go to. He knew the right people to contact, such as the photographer/superhero extraordinaire WobblyCat, and from there the rest of the day was history!
It was a wonderful experience and I walked away with new friends and a whole new outlook on motorcycles. I can’t thank enough all the people who were involved.
Click here to contact Gabriella via email.
Part 2: Motorcycle Contortionists Photoshoot: Custom Bike