Well well – a truly spiffing time was had yesterday.
Later this summer I’ll be teaming up with Velo Vintage – taking the camera obscura to offer some stunning photographic portraits of the riders in their tweed and classic bicycles. With bikes being a particular passion of mine (See here. And here) this’ll be a great chance to record these fantastic classic steeds and their well-dressed riders in a fittingly special way. The optics of the obscura suits it so well, providing the pin sharp detail and softened edges, perspective shifts and vibrant colours.
We made the most of a stunning summers day to have a practice run. Rebecca and Holly from Bikelands (a great place to pick up a bike or bits for the occasion!) proved ideal subjects, as well as Alistair and his incredible vintage tandem (complete with umbrella rack) and a tweed cloak!
Go and have a look over at www.velovintage.co.uk for pictures and video from the last ride (try and spot me!). It is such a great event, so much fun I couldn’t recommend it enough so make sure you have a look. A La Ronde will make a perfect spot to stop for tea, admire the views and the amazing house, check out the bikes, take in the tweed and get a portrait with a difference with me! June 15th. Put it in your diary!
Below is something rare – me infront of a camera.. as opposed to in one! See you in June. And is it just me – or would A La Ronde make an incredible camera obscura!
In 30 years, do you suppose people will be using their film cameras to take pictures of their classic and vintage carbon fiber frames?
ha possibly.. and I wonder what clothing from the present would be considered vintage…