While working on a project with Ryan Humphrey, I became fascinated with the randomness and enormity of his BMX collection. He has tons of cool stuff, but it's much more his unique approach to it all that I find interesting and what made me want to document his collection. His collection is filled with has tons of BMX history, memorabilia and stories, but none of it is really on display and he doesn't take any of it too seriously. Ryan seems just as interested in random worthless junk as he is in more iconic pieces. He has older vintage unique bikes hanging right next to much more recent bikes as well as random experiments he has created. Simply put, Ryan Humphrey is not your typical collector.
Ryan is a successful artist and it's obvious his roots in BMX played a huge role in his development. He has a pretty interesting approach to art and you can see the BMX influence in much of his work. The BMX themes are rarely literal -- it's much more just a feeling of energy and questioning nature that comes out of the BMX culture. Ryan doesn't limit himself to one medium or style, but manages to convey consistent concepts in a variety of ways. Check out his work at www.humphreyindustries.com.