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The examination of Jesse James

Nathaniel Welch, photographer and friend of motorcycle enthusiast Jesse James, captured the grease monkey and welder in his new book, Jesse James and His Beautiful Machines. The 115 black-and-white photographs expose James in his natural habitat: his West Coast Choppers factory in Long Beach, California. “It’s an adrenaline-filled day for these guys, grinding and welding and bending metal,” Welch says about his sessions with James and his team. “I’ve got a feeling for most of them: At the end of the day, when they get home, the silence is deafening—at least that’s how I would feel at the end of the day when I was working on the book.”
Fri., Feb. 22, 6 p.m., 2008

 
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