Tomorrow the UCHOF will be in Austin at the Liberty collecting messenger and urban cycling memorabilia from the 1980′s through early 2000′s. Spoke cards, photos, manifests, old messenger bags, jerseys, whatever!
See ya there! Check out more at All-City.
July has been a busy month for me. When I wasn’t on the road, I was out and about here in Austin with my Mamiya 7ii shooting portraits and other randomness. This set is heavily focused on the 4th of July party at Yellow Jacket Social Club but also includes a few bike portraits. I hope you enjoy!
Tools of the trade:
Kodak Portra 400
Tonight, Ben Farver of Argonaut Cycles will be leading a discussion at Mission Workshop on his domestically-produced, carbon fiber #spacebikes. A Q&A will follow, along with free booze. Yes, free beer. Make it out this evening after work and give Ben a high-five for me!
If you’re in or around Seattle this weekend, try to make it to the NACCCs! Even if you don’t race, the organizers could use your help as a volunteer. See more at the NACCC website.
Tallinn Bicycle Week took place in Estonia again this year. Here’s a recap:
“Tallinn Bicycle Week 2013 featured a bicycle themed lecture evening, Tour d’ÖÖ Tallinn nightride, big Goldsprints party, Velotiks Bike Day with all kinds of different activities/contests and a bicycle picnic to wrap it all up. Good times!
Tallinn Bicycle Week and Tour d’ÖÖ group rides are grassroot activities brought to life by a circle of bicycle aficionados in order to bring different bike lovers together, grow “the pack” of cyclists on the streets of Tallinn and celebrate the bicycle as one of the greatest thought and action inspiring mechanisms ever invented.
Photo galleries from all the TBW2013 events
The Bicycle Film Festival is returning for its thirteenth year in New York City this week.
“Bicycle FIlm Festival celebrates its 13th edition with more Bikes, Art, Music and, of course, Films! BFF has an amazing program including a FREE show by Pace Brothers (Blonde Redhead), parties and more than 60 films. We are happy to announce KIND Healthy Snacks as a partner of the most important arts and culture event that celebrates bicycles! From June 26 through June 30 we are proud to present films from more than18 countries, parties, concerts and an art show.”
Check out the full schedule below!
I jokingly said the other day to a friend that the hardest thing about my trip to China with Mission Workshop wasn’t actually being in China, it was sorting through all my photos. Over 20 rolls of 220 film, 10 rolls of 35mm were accumulated in the three weeks I found myself in Asia. Imagine having to sort through all that and pull together a concept.
a short preview of the book
This is “The Ends”, a book of photographs that is being released at my photography show at Mission Workshop this Saturday, June 15th. You can Pre-Order the book now and it’ll ship Monday, June 17th. We’ve already got the copies and they look amazing. Each copy was printed in Oakland.
“75 page soft-cover book showcasing John’s photographs from the 1,000km bike tour.
Setting out from Shanghai, John Watson and Mission Workshop began their cycling tour of China’s Yangtze River Delta. Using both film and digital formats, Watson photographed the surroundings and encounters with the local community. Led by their friends from Factory Five, they headed into a frenetic network of massive residential complexes, large industrial parks, and super highways. At first glance, the route seemed straightforward, however, the reality of the 1,000km trip was far more intense than anyone expected.
The following photographs from their trip were taken by John Watson, depicting his impression of what is meant by “the ends justify the means.”
This is The Ends.
Available for sale online and at Mission Workshop San Francisco. Ships Monday 6/17.”
Please spread the word, buy a copy of the book for $35 and roll through the show this Saturday!
My trip to China with Mission Workshop and Factory 5 was amazing on so many levels. With so much stimuli, it’s still difficult for me to convey what it was like to ride a bike there but that’s where this photo show steps in. “The Ends” is more than a photo show, it’s a collection of moments captured while pedaling through some of the most unique landscapes I’ve ever been to.
On Saturday, June 15th, I’m displaying a selection of my film photos from my two weeks in China. There will be a run of softcover books, as well as a few prints of the above photo for sale. Come early, stay late. More details to follow…
June 15th 6-10pm
40 Rondel Place
San Francisco, CA
See ya there!