Gauging interest.

I’ve decided it about time I get my photography in order and one idea I’d been tossing up was a series on cyclists in Melbourne.

I was thinking we meet up, go for a coffee (I’m buying) I ask some questions about you and cycling and then we find a nice/spot personal to you and then I take photos of you looking all fly and hip (being fly and hip is optional) with your sweet ride. I’m seriously looking for all kinds of cyclist. The more diverse, the better.

Essentially, what I’m asking is, how many of my fellow Melburnians would be willing to spare me some time for a ride, coffee, questions and some happy-snaps? I’d greatly appreciate anyone’s time as this would help go towards my folio for a potential photography course in the future.

I’ve got some work to do on my portrait skills before I’m ready to do any shooting, but if people show some interest, I’ll definitely keep you in mind and get in touch when I’m ready.

Feedback is greatly appreciated.



Sounds cool man. If you were in Sydney I’d be keen. There is a hill that I want someone to photograph me riding up while it’s pouring rain, to one day show my kids the meaning of hard work. Let me know if you’re ever in town, it’s sure to rain whenever I take my bike out :slight_smile:

I would happily do it. So long as it’s not like the last time i did a photoshoot. That involved me riding up the wrong way of Little collins with a bootle of san palegrino about 50 times, only for the shot chosen to have me being entirely covered by Gene with his magnificent beard. Never again.

I’d do it I you were in p-town!

I’d be willing to spare my time. Unfortunately I’m not very fly or hip, but I do drink coffee and ride a bike.

I’d be happy to help out. So long as no direct comparisons are made between HMC being better looking and faster on a bike than me.

this is a top idea

I can’t buy that. Only management-type guys with big salaries like me can afford things like that.
Guys like me! I’m a guy like me!

i’d be happy to help out. so long as you don’t mind including a car in your pics as well.

i’m going to go out on a limb here and say all of them.

*including me.

+1 Happy to add to the diversity.

what brendan said. in (and we can geek out on cameras and photog stuffs too, yayyy!)

i sense a FOA calendar approaching.

mods without shirts?

  • photo deleted because it was fucking gigantic.

whoa, that came out bigger than i’d expected.

If you can make the phot epic, I’ll offer my unique blend of fitness, fatness and rapha to he mix.

There’s a book in the US which has done a similar thing.

I Love My Bike

But that’s not a bad thing. I think it’s a great idea.

If you need some filler, I’ll be in Melbourne in November and can put on my faux-courier get-up and talk about the zen of the fixed gear or something like that.

Wow! Thanks for all the support guys!

Don’t worry James, I won’t make you do anything 50 times over. And I’ll try my best not to Photoshop Gene’s face onto the final photo - but I’m not making any promises.

Fuck yeah! Camera geek out!

FOA could use a calendar. If the mods are willing…

…that’s what she said.

Dylan centrefold for sure.

with a co2 cannister protecting his ‘modesty’

I’ll be in.

Can I wear tweed and bring a pipe?