I love photography for so many reasons, and one of my favorite types of photography is the photo-documentary, taking photos of an event and trying to crystallize many varied things into one amazing photo. The picture here is what I think exemplifies that notion.
This was taken at the London FixedGear/SingleSpeed Tweed Run, an event where a bunch of British bikers got together, dressed to the nines, to enjoy a leisurely roll through the streets, and a bit of fun together. I love the whole concept for several reasons, not the least of which is just the beauty of it. If anybody does an affectation right, it's the Brits, and I've come to love these affectations, little things you do for their own sake. Dress Tweeds, vintage steel bikes, pipe smoking, facial hair, and photography with a vintage camera. It's certainly something I can get behind.
I love taking my bike out and having a slow roll through the park, stopping every once in a while to take photos. I think I may start dressing better on these runs, and why not? Hell, get some people together and make a day out of it. If you wan to see more of the Londoner's Tweed Run, you can go here and here. Lots of wonderful photos, take your time looking.
In Other News, the Lansing photographers are going to be having a second meetup this weekend. It will be at Gone Wired Café, which is on Michigan Ave. It will start at 6:30, on Sunday Feb 8th. Should be fun, we're just gonna sit, chat, drink some coffee and get to know each other a bit. If you wanna bring a camera that's A-OK with us, just know it's pretty dark in there. Hope to see you there!