We're all into bikes for varied reasons.
Another Andy from Vienna, Austria shot a selection of FIXED gear riders in Melburn.
No ladies unfortunately, but some crackin' portraits.
Hope you get the 'rookie tattoo' joke by now.
after arriving in Melbourne I recognized that there is a huge amount of
cyclists riding fixed gear, from messengers to hipsters to normal guys.
So I thought I should try to find some key figures of the scene as well
as the common rider and take their portrait for a little series.
Apart from showing the riders with their bikes I wanted to capture the city itself in the shots. There are a gazillion of amazing looking alleys, cafe´s and great spots in Melbourne and I really wanted to show that side as well and I hope it works…you tell me!
There is still work to do and if i ever go back to Melbourne i´ll try to find girls as well!!
So here we go:
Dan – ShifterBikes; living legend in Melbourne; builds bikes and wheels;
Tim and his Phantom
Ryan – Graphic designer; likes to ride fast
Joshua – Photography student
Stuart – Lawyer; Track rider; his mother produces bike shirts like the one he´s wearing
Andy – Courier legend; runs the webiste www.fyxomatosis.com
Travis – Photography student
Mick – Busyman Bikes; builds the most amazing leather saddles
Thank you guys for letting me take your portrait! It´s been fun shooting in the streets of Melbourne with you guys!