On the Spot: Murray Ash

"I met Murray when I used to work at The Shop Vancouver. He was talking about doing a trip from Vancouver, BC -> California -> Mexico -> New York then ship his Triumph across the pond and go home to London.. I thought he was nuts. Murray ended up riding down to California and Mexico where he made friends with a ton of other riders and started shooting photos of some serious babes. I started seeing his name everywhere. He got hooked up with some cool gigs and stayed there for quite a long period of time. He is still planning on doing his dream trip, but for now, he's back in Vancouver continuing to shoot photos and work his dream job. You'll be seeing more of this guy soon."

ASL: 30/M/Vancouver, LA, London

The best trip you’ve ever been on?: The best trip I've ever been on was a mushroom trip in Bali. It involved a star wars scene on the beach and sleeping in a cupboard. Most of that was probably imagined but really, who's to say?

Tell us something that’s on your bucket list. To finish writing my book. Ive been traveling the world for over ten years now and its about time I combined my photography (@murrayashdotcom) and my writing (@aestival_knievel) into something a little more tactile than Instagram.

Murray Ash Photo

Murray Ash Photo

Murray Ash Photo

Murray Ash Photo

If we came over to your house for dinner, what would you make us?: What would I make you? I would make you extremely hungry by waiting ages to feed you, knowing that whatever I cooked after that would taste incredible. It would be veggie though, animals are for laughing at on youtube not for eating.

Murray Ash Photo

Murray Ash Photo

Favourite Instagram page you follow? Henrik Purienne. Pure hedonism.

Do you ride with any women? I love women who ride but there aren't enough of you guys out there! I spent a couple of days riding and shooting Amanda (@rad_rau) and Jacinta (@moto_doll) this summer and we had a blast. 

Murray Ash Photo

Murray Ash Photo

What’s your bike? '09 Triumph Thruxton with custom bits and more tinkering and parts to come this winter. 

Murray is also a killer writer. Check out his ongoing work about his travels at www.aestivalknievel.com