7/31/10

"The Drive" Chic (and Porn Socks)

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Some more earlier, nervous shots of mine. In this bunch, I like to think that each subject is having a moment, be it romantic, guilt from blowing a red light or being caught in porn socks.

Location: Commercial between Broadway and 3rd, Vancouver

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7/29/10

Adanac Bike Route

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Heyo,

My first bunch of photos were done on the Adanac route near my place. I was scared to shoot at first, as you can see by the first two whom I've shot without them knowing and the last one who was (maybe?) laughing at my quivering, nervous schoolboy voice.

Location: Adanac between McLean and Commercial, Vancouver

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7/27/10

Vancouver Mayor Robertson Likes his Commutes in a Suit


A friend sent me this new story.

I ain't no politics-knowin' guy but I know that a mayor that rides in his work suit is a mayor who knows the simplicity and effortlessness of this ancient art of cycling in your every day clothes (now if we could just do something about that helmet). Also, he nearly got himself killed by blowing a red light--do as he says, not as he does.

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7/23/10

Some Coffee on Commercial Drive

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Suicide shifters make this stylish fellow even more stylin'.

Oi,

I was so stoked to do my second post but I forgot my hard drive and card reader--bah! Instead, please take in these great shots a fellow Cycle Chic lover and contributor gave to me. She was next to me at a cafe on The Drive. She is a lovely photographer and fashion freak. Look for more of her on this site in the future!

Location: Commercial and 3rd, Vancouver

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7/19/10

Introducing: Vancouver!

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After too much deliberating over what my first post should be I settled on laying the blog's foundation by shooting a series of post-rush commuters on a popular, designated bike-road. My intention is to give you an idea of what the cyclists look like in my 'hood, East Vancouver. From here, I can begin to feature fashionable cyclists while knowing that I made it clear to you from the start that they are rare and awesome for it.

For this shoot, I'm planted in East Vancouver on the Adanac Bike Route, kitty-corner to Casa Gelato. It's in a very old part of town with factories, character homes and an eclectic mix of people with varying incomes. Here, without regard to style, bike or odour I shot 30 cyclists one after another like ducks (and many had the look of a deer). Why 30? Because I learned in my statistics class that 30 random people is representative of a chosen population--or something. That said, I actually only shot 24 because by shot #25 someone blocked my awesome spot with their car. Furthermore, I only ended up editing 21 shots because a few came out super crapulous. I added the vignettes to give my shots the feeling of peeping like a creep.

As you can see, the cycle-scape that evening was quite "meh" overall. Lots of helmets, lots of unnecessary gears, no zazz and no outfits to get wet about. I must say, the cycle wear appeared very whatever-is-in-my-closet-and-clean which is nice to see--I guess. I get a nice feeling from this series, but I credit the pink wall for that.

Now, we can really get started! On to the next post.

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