A funny thing happened one day when I stepped out of the office for a lunchtime walk. I needed to check my camera settings and when everything was set up the way I thought I wanted it, I fired off a test shot at a bicycle. The shot wasn't anything special, but I started to work it a bit more. I quickly decided that for the lunch hour I would only shoot bicycles. They could be standing still, moving, close-up shots or anything, as long as the main focus had to do with a bicycle.
In the following few weeks I took to the streets with my camera, and shot quite a few photos of bicycles. Another interesting part of this challenge was to process them all in the same manner. I imported them to Apple Aperture, did my Raw processing then popped them into Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and used my custom Bicycle preset to adjust the images in black and white. My reasoning was that if I had shot this project on film, I would only have one type of film stock to work from, so by sticking to the same preset for every shot, I hope to have some consistency in the back end.
I looked for geometry, symmetry, layers of tones and depth in my photos. I don't think I've quite finished up this project, but I will keep at it. For now, here are the best six images I've taken so far in this series.
That's all for now, Cheers, thanks for reading!