Living The Life. Portraits Of The Human Struggle For Freedom And Expression.

Never buy any book about the Biker Lifestyle without checking the credentials of those authoring it. Doug Barber a.k.a. Q-Ball, the master photographer, and Eddie Sorez Pliska a.k.a. Sorez The Sribe, the highway poet, have shared the road with the old school and hard core bikers during more than 30 years. As patch holders, separately and together, they have been riding, partying, and mixing it up with the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Decades ago, Doug and Eddie chose the path less chosen and they are among the very few having both inside knowledge and talent, respectively photography and poetry, to tell us about our two-wheeled forefathers. But don’t expect this book to be an addition of anecdotical tales about the biker lifestyle in 1 percenter clubs. It’s much richer and deeper than this. Authors took a brand new approach, using camera lens and profound  poetry words to build a prism refracting the multitude and most beautiful lights of their culture whose foundation rests on an infallible code of honor.

Although encouraged during years to publish a book about his unique collection of candid black and white photography, many factors kept Q-ball from this dream. One of them being that he didn’t want accompanying words to stereotype or caricature his beloved lifestyle.

Fortunately for us, his friendship with Sorez The Sribe made his vision possible, resulting in the production of an art book where images are full of poetry and words conjure the most beautiful images of the real biker lifestyle.

A beautiful production and emotional tribute to “those who rode before us, those who paved the way, flew their colors, chopped their rides, lived to ride the day..” (words borrowed from Sorez The Scribe) To order a signed and personalized copy from Q-Ball, log on to his website at V-Twin Biker.

12 Responses to “Living The Life. Portraits Of The Human Struggle For Freedom And Expression.”

  1. 1 Q-Ball Mar 3rd, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Coming from an artist, and master of custom motorcycles, I am honored and humble by your review of my book. Thank you!
    Long May You Ride,

  2. 2 Lowside Rich Mar 3rd, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    What an honor to not only be a part of publishing Q-Ball and Sorez’s work but to also have you review our book! Thank you!

    Lowside Rich

  3. 3 robinn banks Mar 3rd, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    been watching on face book..been looking at a friends copy of the book…can only say awsome history on the good old life style…so sorry that todays generation well they don;t have a flippin clue..
    the pain,,the break downs,the laughter of brother hood…the helping hands of friends to get you riding when dead on the road….for those stuck behind bars ..i guess safe to say they also stood up for freedom in more ways that i can only imagine….so thanks to q-ball and sorez which hopefully
    i’ll get to meet and get this copy for myself….i plan on riding to pick it up…it’s the least i can do…i need to put that effort in…it will taste so much better and make the reading so much sweeter….so from a old school boy..thanks for the freedom alley..hope to connect soon…respect to all..bones

  4. 4 bigitch Mar 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    the cover of the book is reason enough to buy it.

  5. 5 Flo Mar 3rd, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Will buy one for my BF’s bday next month.

  6. 6 Wiz Mar 4th, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Kinda looks familiar! Wiz

  7. 7 Q-Ball Mar 4th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    One, & All,
    Thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you on the road. If your ever in North Beach, Maryland give me a shout. Cold bear in the fridge, burgers on the grill.
    Long May You Ride,

  8. 8 Q-Ball Mar 4th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Beer, not Bear! Poor boy can’t spell.

  9. 9 nicker Mar 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    That History….Great Pics…!!!

    Makes ya wonder how they ever survived without any-lock brakes, road-side assistance, cell phones, electric-starters, not to mention $1500 wardrobes….. 🙂


  10. 10 JSDiamond Mar 7th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’ve been waiting to get a hold of this book and I will soon do so.

    I also have Flash 1%er’s photo-books put out by his daughter. They are also excellent.

  11. 11 Sorez Mar 8th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Honored by the revue Cyril, with much respect.

  12. 12 Q-Ball Mar 24th, 2011 at 6:40 am


    I wanted to thank you again for your review of my book “living the life”. Of all the reviews, yours received the best response. Coming from a talented and respected artist like you means a lot not only to me, but the motorcycle community at large. May your good karma come your way and stay.

    Long May You Ride,
    [email protected]

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