Introducing…. Lenny Meyer!
This photo shoot was so fun!
My photo assistant Joe and I made a little road trip out to see Lenny at his beautiful home in Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs.
We were amazed to find that Lenny and his friends had taken the time to perfectly arrange the most beautiful choppers inside his garage for the photo shoot. The lighting was challenging for me and I don’t usually do jump pics inside, BUT I was able to get this great shot of Lenny and just had to share it!
We also ended up taking one of these stunning machines outside and caught another amazing shot of Lenny catapulting into the air onto the bike (well at least we wanted it to look that way ;)). Look for that one on Instagram @jumpforjoyphotoproject.
Then one by one we did incredible jumps with the rest of the crew as well – I will be posting their features in the upcoming days. Everyone was so kind and helpful. I’m so happy Lenny invited his friends to share their jumping joy as well!
Read on to get to know Lenny a little more, so when you see him around you can say, hello 🙂
Q: What inspires you to want to jump for joy?
A: While participating at the Camelot Theater Ric and Rozene Supple, building dedication I was introduced to the Jump for Joy Photo Project. It was something positive, a way for people to feel good about themself and to improve their outlook on life.
Q: How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A: Was a fun time, good laughs. Great way to end the day, and it inspired me to want to jump higher!
Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
A: It made me want to invite others to participate in the Jump for Joy Photo Project.
Q: What is your greatest passion in life? Why?
A: To design and crate for the enjoyment of others.
Q: What does it mean to be part of the Coachella Valley community and be part of a project that promotes joy?
A: I in joy helping with charities, and I’m the sponsor for the PTSD foundation of America here in the valley.
Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
A: I’m lucky that way, I’m doing what I’m passionate about every day… and helping other to do the same.
Q: What are you working on?
A: I’m the owner of Palm Springs Chopper [Big Boy Choppers], Acting, I’m known for Designing and customizing. Filming, Editing, Producing, and Extreme Technology’s.
Q: Mini bio, something special you’d like to share.
A: Lenny Meyer of Big Boy Choppers comes from Alaska! At a young age he started customizing cars. His passion turned to motorcycles and customizing Harley’s, then ground up customs. Lenny moved to Palm Springs, and started Big Boy Choppers. Then things started to happen for him in the Television and motion picture industry.
His bikes have won show after show. Lenny’s bike Inanity, won one of the top ten Television Motion Picture Vehicles of the year award from the president of CBS. Lenny’s bikes have been featured in lavish Mag and is one of the only bike builders to be in Cosmopolitan Magazine.
When not building bikes, Lenny’s riding them on Television and Motion pictures and playing a biker. Chances are if there’s a biker scene on TV he probably has something to do with it. He’s been on: Sons Of Anarchy, Bone’s, NCIS LA, Hollywood Treasure, Kick Start Theft, NCIS, Dexter, SYFY, Grey’s Anatomy Season 9, The Neighbors, Scorpions, Walk Hard, Ghost Town. Get Lost, New Girls, Jay Leno’s Garage, the movie next with Nicolas Cage, Tropic Thunder with Robert Downey Junior, Jack Black and Nick Nolte.
Connect with Lenny: http://bigboychoppers.com/
Thank you Lenny, for sharing your joy – and getting your friends to come jump too!
And… thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org