Trevor Hughes Documented 90’s Toronto Bike Messengers Jan 20, 2014

93-48-9 - flickr

92-33-4 - Version 2

92-42-25 - Version 2

Photos by Trevor Hughes

Before the #MessLife hashtag, photographers like Trevor Hughes took to the streets with their 35mm cameras to document the lives of bike messengers. Projects like this inspire me to get out more with my camera and that’s saying something. These are some of the best messenger portraits I’ve seen. Love the Fat City Cycles cap!

See the full photoset at Trevor’s Flickr!

  • trackosaurusrex
    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      I thought I had seen them before!

      • trackosaurusrex

        They are the best!!!

        • Jake Ricker

          Beyond amazing!!!

  • Adam

    where’s the OG Gram Cameron?

  • Adam

    the bike courier place at front and spadina that supported street kids..

  • Adam

    jet fuel in cabbagetown

  • Greg Biché

    some foxy ladies in that flickr set

    • trackosaurusrex

      Extremely FOXY!

  • Staffan Weigel

    Awesome! Reminds me of my days as a bike messenger back in ’97. Good times.

  • backlyt

    Haha classic. I recognize a few of these cats.