16/100 Alan - Cheating Death
I spotted Alan on the boardwalk with a gnarly stretched and lowered chopper bicycle that he built himself. Being a velocipede tinkerer myself, we chatted a bit. I asked to shoot a few photos of his creation.
Alan readily agreed, and stated he was waiting on a friend to shoot photos of his bicycle anyway. His friend Wendy soon showed up with a Nikon D90, and we compared cameras. We left the boardwalk to enter a construction site where Wendy was planning on shooting photos. She broke out a rubber skeleton to place on the chopper bike, and began shooting.
When after she was done with the skeleton, Wendy propped it up on a wall covered with expanded steel, and continued to shoot the bicycle. Alan spontaneously mugged for my camera beside the figure of death, as though he was doing pull-ups with him.
Alan, builder gnarly chopper bikes that cheat Death is number sixteen in my 100 Strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the flickr group page.
The 100 Strangers website can be found at 100strangers.com/