Artist Showcase: Lanakila MacNaughton


We all know the motorcycle world is very male dominated but there’s a new wave of women riders sharing the road. More women are coming off the p-pads to claim ownership of their own machines. Lanakila “Lana” MacNaughton’s imagery has brought them to the front of the pack. She captures the pure essence of the rider, who seems to be one with the road. Lana’s work has graced the cover of Iron and Air Magazine and she was also featured in Issue 51 of Dice Magazine, which is available now. When you have the opportunity to speak to Lana you come to realize she is a true talent that isn’t big headed, yet humbled by the accolades given to her by her peers and followers. I’m sure we will be seeing a lot from Lana in the next few months and I for one wish her all the best.




Name: Lanakila MacNaughton

Location: Portland Oregon

Company Name: Women's Motorcycle Exhibition

How long have you been a photographer? 7 years



What was your first camera? Nikon D50

Favorite location to photograph? Salton Sea California


Best time of day for you to shoot? Mornings or sunsets

You recently had your first exhibition titled the Women's Moto Expo in Seattle . Why do you focus on women riders? My first show was in Portland Oregon at See See Motorcycle's this past July. The traveling show is called, “The Women's Motorcycle Exhibition" to document and expose the new wave of fearless, independent and courageous female motorcyclists. The show features a variety of women from different riding backgrounds, ages and cultures who are getting off the back of their boyfriends bike and buying a bike. I am eager to have different communities and avenues host the series to help aid in the discover and community of women riders around the globe. 



Where will your work be seen next? I just headlined the Caferacerxxx and Loaded Gun Custom one year anniversary show and am scheduled for my next show this December at the Riverside Museum of Art in December. 



Anyone you would like to thank:  All the women that have let me photograph them and have guided and supported me through the process and my family. Chop Cult, Biltwell, Iron and Air, Moto Lady, Loaded Guns Customs, Ginger from New Church Moto, The Selvedge Yard, Cafe Racer XXX, See See Motorcycles, Dice, The Shop Vancouver and anyone who has blogged or supported the show and all my followers on Instagram!! THANK YOU!




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Commented on 9-26-2013 At 07:15 am

More girls less dudes.

Commented on 9-26-2013 At 07:58 am

That pic of the girl standing on her bike is so fucking dope.

Commented on 9-26-2013 At 01:40 pm

much rather see this than the norm

Commented on 9-26-2013 At 02:21 pm

pretty hard not to respect that.

Commented on 9-26-2013 At 03:20 pm

These ladies are doin more to FOTS than anyone out there. Rock 'n Ride ladies!

Commented on 9-26-2013 At 04:57 pm

Yeah get it girl! XoXoXo

Commented on 9-26-2013 At 09:14 pm

Bad ass!!!!

Commented on 9-27-2013 At 06:13 am

Great pics. Girls that ride their own bikes are always the hottest.

Commented on 9-27-2013 At 12:35 pm

Badass chicks on badass bikes, doesn't get much better than that!

Commented on 9-28-2013 At 01:08 pm

Cool chicks.. Those pics makes us all smile!

Commented on 9-28-2013 At 04:13 pm

It's a shame to see these bad ass bikes being used as goddamn fashion accessories for some trendy hipsters.

Commented on 9-29-2013 At 03:48 am

not all youngsters who ride old bikes are hipsters. I truly love old bikes and I'm sure I still gonna love 'em when the vintage fad is over

Commented on 9-30-2013 At 03:51 am

GO GIRLS!!!! almost cried a little... beutiful little movie.

Commented on 9-30-2013 At 05:41 am

Loved the article, photos, and video. Congrats on a job well done!

Commented on 9-30-2013 At 07:27 am

Rad! Nice to see you shooting film with a Hassie in this digital age.

You guys need to realize how difficult this is, riding on the back of the bike; looking through waist level finder, and shooting with two hands.

Manual focus, press trigger, advance film, repeat. Oh and don't fall off.

Much respect!

Commented on 10-1-2013 At 12:20 pm

Nice. Super cool, super sexy.

Commented on 10-1-2013 At 05:41 pm

Ruling! I love what she is doing. So many ladies out there who ride and are killing it. Glad people are noticing! Hope she comes to Ohio next season to shoot my crew of lady friends. Big fan.

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