Monday, May 30, 2011

24/7 Blog - 24 Halifax Cyclists



Last week I was asked by Loukas at The Coast (Halifax's local weekly paper) to shoot the cover of the paper with both Halifax Bike Week, and street style in mind. I was super excited to combine three things I love on the cover of the paper; cycling, style and photography. I had always shot past assignments and covers for The Coast on my digital camera, but after the 15 rolls of film I've shot for this blog over the past few months, it only felt right to shoot the cover with the Canon AE1 that is slung across my back every day that I bike around this beautiful city.
So, I sought out a few stylish people who, like me, use bicycles as their main mode of transportation, and who were willing to see their faces on newstands around Halifax for a week. Here is the result:
And of course it wouldn't be prudent to turn down the opportunity for yet another blog post, so I then started seeking out 18 more willing cyclist-subjects to round out the 24 needed for my 24/7 project.
Here are some of my favorites.

I also shot my first roll of colour 120mm film on our Yashica medium format camera when I was shooting for the cover, and I think I'm hooked. Look forward to a 120 post soon. Here are a couple of my favorites from that roll:

Thanks to all the bikers this week, those who I shot for the cover, and the ones I stopped in the street!
Tune in next week to check out a few furry friends making their dog-blog debut!
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6 comments:

  1. Shayne! Jules ! Super style within the equestrian helmet shot.
    Thx for the props BTW
    ttyl

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  2. baby blue looks good on that guy with black jacket n helmut. picaso.

    love the series for reals.

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  3. thanks a lot for checking out the blog!!!
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  4. i loved this cover and all these photos. your film work is so beautiful! glad you love 120mm as much as i do!

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