A Day with the Monster

What does a photographer do with a day on a Ducati Monster?

He scours the surrounding downtown areas around Phoenix to grab some photos, of course. The matte black and super smooth lines of the Monster scream to be offset by light and lines and color.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery; Ride and live today


The temps are just starting to turn towards the scorch of Phoenix so it’s the perfect time to get out on the bike and take some rad photos. As an architectural photographer, I am always seeking out interesting lines and watching how the sun plays with surrounding elements throughout the day.

You are on your own. You are not protected by two tons of steel, rubber, foam padding and safety glass. Neither are you steering two tons of guided missile toward other cars, people and property. If you are prepared to accept the responsibility of your own actions, then motorcycling can be both safe and thrilling. Riding is an art as well as a craft and no amount of explanation can take the place of experience.

Theresa Wallach, Easy Motorcycle Riding, 1970
dis·patch | (/dəˈspaCH/) | verb
to send off to a destination or for a purpose.

I started this site as a platform to share my adventures, passions, tips, fails, and everything in between. A safe place and space to shed some inspiration, information and education.

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Now more than ever, people are heading out into the wilderness and nature in search of freedom, recreation, peace, normalcy. We have an opportunity to promote a positive influence through sharing each of our own experiences to help control our social,  environmental and commercial impact.

I would love to hear your voice & share it on here: Reach Out!


I am a professional photographer & visual content creator for the outdoor industry. I started this site to serve as an outlet to share some of my adventures on and off the grid. I believe the best way to LEARN is to LISTEN, and in turn, SHARE.


Founder, Nick Tortajada