Monday, December 1, 2008

Study of a Bicycle

I shot the photograph on the left two Fridays ago when me and a friend of mine were walking through Northampton. This bike stuck out in my mind. I stood there for a minute and realized I have seen this bike here for months now. If fact if could be even longer than a few months. But, on this particular night the way the bike was just laying there, as if left alone to rust until it was nothing but a pile of red dust, made me want to stop and photograph it.





















I shot the photograph on the right the next day. In the mere hours I had made the photo on the left, someone had come by and moved the bike around and stood it upright. I saw this as I was passing by. I knew I had to make a photograph of this. It really makes me wonder, stop and think, and question why someone would rotate the bike around. It is so blatantly clear that this bike is not being ridden or going very far. Is it perhaps a monument that will remain a part of the street? Perhaps one day in the future I will pass by and the bike will be gone. Then I will photograph where it once stood and then place it with these two photographs and have a nice tryptic and a small essay to go with it.

4 comments:

S of Modern-Guilt said...

Love this, and the story behind it :) The photos are gorgeous too.

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thank you. :)

I am thankful for every word you send my way. Any tips for tripod newbies? Here's hoping "Santa" brings me one! ;)

xx

VanDog said...

Great observation. This could make for an interesting series.

Sheryl said...

I love bicycles!! Great photos!