at this point in my “hey can I take your photo?” journey, I’ve said that enough that no one really takes a camera out riding with me any more… oh well… only John Watson takes photos of meeee these days … could be worse. thats why I have one of those cool little bendy Gumby pocked tripods. would you believe me if I said I get the shot the first try most times?
I find riding alone can be made really fun with these little camera creativity stops along the way — its nice not to feel the pressure of breaking up someone else’s ride for the sake of your own “hey man, im an artist!” art fart. also an opportunity to hydrate.
photos without bikes and bikes without photos — not interested in either, personally. glad they go so well together … constantly framing my surroundings from the saddle helps me see what would routinely pass by as ordinary as something more— a deeper beauty or curiosity. I have IG to thank for getting me into this mindset — maybe Tumblr too — weird how tech can have positive effects, but when abused becomes an unraveling.
enjoy the rest of these solo bike ride photos from the last week or so::::