Rick Hostage

Loud Fast Rules…The son of drag racing freelance lensman Dick Bain, Rick Bain was born a quintessential So-Cal 70’s kid; raised on skateboards, drag racing and rock n’ roll. When Rick was 14, he and his father DIY’ed a small garage space into a functional darkroom and off he went into the world of film photography.

With the family Canon AE-1 and some help from Tom McEwen, the Father and son freelancing team shot many of the mega funny car shows at OCIR from 1978-1980. Their escapades and story were later featured in a National Dragster insider column, “more tales from the starting line"

In the summer of 1982, Rick meshed his photography with his music passion, sneaking his camera into a Social Distortion concert at the Whisky on the Sunset strip. His photos from that concert would appear on the band’s debut LP, so began his photo documentation of Orange County’s wild and vibrant underground music scene.

Rick’s photo’s have appeared in print in Rolling Stone, Super Stock and Drag Illustrated, Trasher and National Dragster and have been featured in Vans ads, MTV documentaries and have graced the covers of numerous LPs and 45’s.

To this day Bain is still follows his DIY ethos, capturing drag racing and local music from fans perspective sans top tier equipment and media credentials. His latest drag racing work can bee seen it the pages of his selfproduced dragazine, NITRO slamdance and yes, he still has a darkroom in his garage…Loud Fast Rules