Monday, December 5, 2011

Bicycle Portraits

This is a great project.  Photographers spent two years in South Africa meeting with people who use their bikes everyday.  They made a series of books to commemorate what they saw.  Watch the video and consider 'backing' them in buying a book, or two, or three.  If they get $15,000 in backings then they will send out the books.  You have to do it by Thursday at noon, so go watch the video. Do it! NOW!

More about the project...
My name is Stan Engelbrecht. Two years ago a friend and fellow bicycle enthusiast, Nic Grobler and I, started a project investigating South African bicycle culture, and the lack of cyclist commuters out there on our roads. We're raising funds to turn this project into a series of 3 self-published full-color hard-cover photographic books (similar to a previous book I've done, 'African Salad' - So far we've shot the entire project from our own bicycles while traveling around the country - meeting everyday South Africans while they use their bicycles.
For our project we've been looking at who rides bicycles, why they ride them, and if they love using bicycles as a primary method of transport. Please have a look at our site - - to get a clearer idea of what we've been working on. We've been updating this site constantly with our latest portraits as we've been shooting them. And we plan to keep shooting new portraits and including them on the site even after the books have been launched.

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