I think its apparent to everyone that rides and follows fixed gear/track bikes that Pedal Consumption is among one of the top blogs out there.
When Patrick (the man that runs PC) told me he was coming over to Europe, along with top class photographer, Jason Finn and “fixie famous” Josh “Big Red” Hayes (he was in Macaframa), I knew I would have to make my way down to London to meet this gents.
I took the guys around the city showing them some of the tourist attractions and the bike shops that were open (which isn’t many on a Sunday) and just snapped a handful of candid images while we was out.
With it raining on and off during the day I didn’t get chance to do some full set up images, but in a way I was pleased about that. I didn’t want to do all the cliche riding shots and have them waiting around while I set up lighting, I wanted them to enjoy their time in London rather than feel like they was being controlled all the time. Instead I just wanted to have a more casual, lifestyle & candid snapshot feel to their trip, and I think thats what Patrick wanted anyway.
I’ll keep this last bit short, but I just have to say it was a pleasure to have met all three men. Plus it was a real privilege to have finally meet Patrick. If I remember correctly, Patrick was the first person to have blogged one of my images and since then, he’s always helped put my images out there. I am extremely thankful for all the support he has shown me since my first image and will forever be grateful for everything he’s done since. If it wasn’t for blogs like Pedal Consumption and the people behind them, I certainly wouldn’t be doing what I do now and I think many photographers will agree with me on that.
Thank you muchly , Patrick.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Jason Finn’s images from their trip, they can be found throughout Pedal Consumption & I’m sure he’ll post on this personal tumblr soon.
See you boy’s state side soon, hopefully.
Josh, I’ll see you at EuroBike.