Life Behind Bars
“Fixed gear. You and the bike are one, brain gives way to cog, crank arms are mere extensions of your legs and vice-versa. You are a cycling cyborg, part human, part machine, unsure where the steel ends and the flesh begins. Only the smile on your face reveals the human. Riding a fixed gear bike is special. This much you’ll discover the first time you ride fixed and stop pedalling. …” -The Human Cyclist
Life Behind Bars is a large format photo book exploring the artist’s experiences within the London fixed gear cycling community. It features arebureboke-inspired analogue and digital photographs, taken over the course of a couple of months in early 2019 during various community events, including an alleycat race and multiple social rides. The full-bleed imagery captures the contrast between the sense of speed and adrenaline in motion and the moments of happiness and pure joy experienced around one of life’s simplest pleasures - cycling.
The 1st edition of A4, hand-bound and saddle-stitched books has sold out.