FGY Rider Portrait Series – No. 14 Leigh

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Number fourteen from this series of planned rider portraits for Fixed Gear York.
See the rest of the series here – www.flickr.com/photos/bangphoto/sets/72157626960169758/

The second honourary International rider from the group & the first female (equal opportunities and all that).
This time I bring you Leigh, our honourary American rider. Not an actual York resident Leigh has somehow managed to partake in three of FGY’s most memorable rides, the “Sunday Socials”. We pretty much managed to bookend her time in the UK with rides. Ride one was shortly after her arrival, ride two was the celebration of her taking delivery of the fine stead you see here (built & personally delivered by non other than Mr Bishop himself) and the final ride before Leigh departs to Berlin granted her entry to our hall of fame.

Letting out a little of her inner hipster with the socks too, thanks Leigh. (I very nearly used the ridiculously smiley one)

FGY Rider Portrait Series – No. 12 Scott

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Number twelve from this series of planned rider portraits for Fixed Gear York.
See the rest of the series here – www.flickr.com/photos/bangphoto/sets/72157626960169758/

Another somewhat long overdue rider portrait for the set.
Up this week Mr Scott, who has managed to unwittingly kick me into gear with this project again simply by the fact he’s leaving (now left) York. What you see here is a Scottish Scott ready to take on the elements. Actually you see us sheltering in the archway at the pub to take photos but whatever.
A man who loves his cycling, road, mountain, whatever he’s up for anything with two wheels and a human drive chain. We’ll miss ya Scott and for those lucky folk down on the South coast watch out for a ferocious Hipster chasing you down on his Brompton whilst whip skidding his way through the puddles (and mostly staying upright in the process).

Reasons to love TriX



Reasons to love film, originally uploaded by bang*.

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It’s that time of year again. Back on the bike a little more now that the weather is picking up.
Chance to give the CL a go with the CV 15mm f4.5. Hella wide!
Also playing with TriX a little, iso 1600 and some beautiful punchy negs.

Leica CL
CV 15mm f4.5 Heliar
Kodak TriX @ 1600

Reasons to love film

Reasons to love film

FGY Rider Portrait Series – No. 11 Caddy

Day 194 / 365

The eleventh from this series of planned rider portraits for Fixed Gear York.

Up this week Is Mr Michael Caddy, or Caddy for those in the know. This guy has been on the FGY radar for a while but I’ve only just managed to ride with him for the first time this last couple of weeks. Why the dirty hands, well from only three rides with this guy he’s had some oily mitts from tyre related maintainance twice, I figured it was a fitting tribute.
Top bloke and we’re all going to be a little worse off when he heads overseas later in the summer to teach English for a while.

X100
The full series of FGY rider portraits so far can be found here.

FGY Rider Portrait – No. 10 Adam



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The tenth from this series of planned rider portraits for Fixed Gear York.

This week Adam finally got his face in front of the camera. FGY’s own champion of the spin and owner of the shiniest wheels you’ve ever set eyes upon. Ladies and Gentlemen please be upstanding for Adam the Roller Race King.

Fuji X100

Full set here

FGY Rider Portraits No. 9 – Ryan



FGY Rider Portraits – Ryan, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 180 / 365

The ninth from this series of planned rider portraits for Fixed Gear York.
Up this week it’s the turn of long standing FGY rider Ryan. The man with the (still disputed) longest skid title, currently learning to use his words in a journalistic styling. Again the look is that of a man being kept from his ale & midget gems, after a brisk chase back to the FGY office.

Fuji X100

Full set here

FGY Rider Portraits, Number 8 – Mark (me)

FGY Rider Portraits – Mark (me), originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 164 / 365

The eigth from this series of planned rider portraits for Fixed Gear York.

I guess it had to happen sooner or later. A self-portrait, but luckily I’d had it in mind for a while seeing as I’m one of the FGY riders.
It’s no easy feat this self-portrait business.

Canon 5D mkii, 50mm f1.4 (well it obviously wasn’t shot on the Fuji)

 

The current full set of portraits can be found here; Fixed Gear York rider portraits.