Home > Bike Types > Commuter

Found: Bicycle Portraits Project

2
Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

Found via Miss Moss, the Bicycle Portraits project shows, in stunningly beautiful photography, people who use their bicycles for reasons other than just exercise and fitness. It includes videos, one’s after the break along with more photos, that tell some of the people’s stories.

The project is from Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler and started in 2010. It captures the bikes and the people while exploring the commuter and utilitarian bicycle culture of South Africa. It’s now in its third stage, with funding coming from a Kickstarter deal. Interested in supporting it? You can pre-order a print collection book from their website soon.

Each picture on their website shares the story of the person and why they ride.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

2 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gillis
Gillis
12 years ago

wow, this is great stuff. I’d like to do this locally.

Yannig
12 years ago

Thanks for the tip !
There’s another book that has a similar purpose of showing different people on their bikes : http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/2010/05/10/book-velo-bicycle-culture-and-design/ it’s still a little expensive for me but it has some awesome stuff in it. Like the one you present in this post (which I’m probably gonna pre-order right away) 😉

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.