One of the coolest events in the Toronto motorcycle scene last year was the FEARLESS motorcycle photography exhibit put on Dan Lim, a.k.a. TheMotoFoto. The event raised over $10,000 for Diabetes Canada, in an event showcasing images focusing on female empowerment in motorcycling (you can read all about it here). Details have been released for this FEARLESS II: Face North. This year the event showcases unique images of the diversity of Canadians and their motorcycles.
“Just as no two snowflakes are alike, each of us are unique. Motorcyclists share a common bond over their shared passion but each rider brings an individual experience through the clothes they wear and the motorcycle they own,” says Lim, “That’s what FEARLESS II: Face North is all about.”
We had a quick Q&A with Dan to learn more about FEARLESS 2, his work, and the man behind the lens.
YouMotorcycle: We’ve known each other for a year or two now, but I don’t know your story outside of the two wheel world. How long have you been shooting?
Dan Lim (@TheMotoFoto): It’s been over thirty years professionally.
YouMotorcycle: Awesome, and how about motorcycle riding?
Dan Lim (@TheMotoFoto): The second reiteration, since 2010. I rode in my younger days, but took a 20 year hiatus from the sport to concentrate on my business and raising my family.
YouMotorcycle: TheMotoFoto name just took on a deeper meaning. Was there a moment when you really married these two passions and took it to the next level? What’s the story there?
Dan Lim (@TheMotoFoto): Yes, I launched The Moto Foto in March 2016 for exactly that reason. There’s such a unifying power to the motorcycle, it was a natural progression for me to combine my passion for riding and photography to share the stories of people, bikes and lifestyle of the moto community.
YouMotorcycle: FEARLESS 1 showcased women in motorcycling, while FEARLESS 2 looks at diversity on two wheels. Your work is a showcase of the less-seen of the two-wheel world. What is it that inspires you to capture these snapshots of your subjects?
Dan Lim (@TheMotoFoto): The inspiration comes from the idea of capturing the diversity of Canadians – not your typical biker image – in a direct correlation to the diversity of riders in their choice of bikes and style as a reflection of their persona.
YouMotorcycle: Where can readers find out more about FEARLESS and see more of your work?
Dan Lim (@TheMotoFoto): Check me out at themotofoto.com & danlimphoto.com
If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, be sure to check FEARLESS 2 out. It’s sure to be another absolute blast loaded with good people. You’ll make friends, maybe win a prize or few, and support a great cause.
What: ‘FEARLESS II: Face North’ photo exhibit & silent auction supporting Diabetes Canada
When: Thursday October, 12th 7:00-11:00pm
Where: District 28 – 28 Logan Avenue, Toronto, ON
Tickets are free and available via EventBrite
See you all Thursday! Thanks Dan!
PS: While you wait, check out our recap of last year’s event.
PS: Here’s the link to the third annual FEARLESS exhibit.
Thanks to Dan for bringing to light the women riders – “the less-seen of the two-wheel world.” It’s refreshing to see new, different perspectives through imagery around motorcycling – AND for his support of Diabetes Canada….nice work.