I come from a fashion background and I love motorsports. When I was asked to write for Post New, I wanted to post about my passion for bikes, cars etc, but from my unique perspective. Since there are no boundaries with the site, I can produce shots of a mostly naked model wearing just boots and a neck brace.
I had a simple crash that left me with a Lisfranc fracture which is not a simple injury. A few little broken bones are one thing, but the separation is the culprit to my pain and the reason for my now 3 permanent screws. Although I was wearing full gear, clearly something went wrong. Since my crash, I have a personal mission to find the best boots.
I was only writing about those pieces anyway, so it makes complete sense to me. If you think I am suggesting one to ride like that, then you are just daft.
It is also an homage to Helmut Newton, he was one of the most famous fashion photographers ever. Ironically, he is known for his nudes and would also shoot models in braces, canes and heels. Since I am crutching along right now, it weighs heavy on my mind.
I totally appreciate more traditional Motorsport reporting and photography, and I am actually working on a few pieces on some masters in those fields. But for me, I can only do what I feel. Racing, riding and driving is so much more to me inside that sometimes my abstract and esoteric representation is the only way I can express it.
R1-rider Kate Erwin works as the fashion editor for Intersection Magazine, is a contributor to Complex and helps the Deth Killers move asphalt-resistant jeans. She's recently started recording her life at Post New. You can see the full, NSFW (OMG, boobies!) version of this image in the gallery below. Make sure you're logged in first.