Selim Korycki and the modern day X-Man!

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From 2001 until 2014 I worked a job I loved and hated. I was a cycle courier in London.

At the end of 2009 I was coming up to the 9-year mark of working on the road. At the same time I started the second year of my photography degree. After spending most of my mediocre savings on university fees (higher education was still affordable back then), I used the leftover money to purchase
a second-hand camera and a box of film. I then turned my new lens on the most obvious subject- London messengers.

For the next few years I took portraits of people with whom I was working (and often shared my social
life too). I photographed my subjects exclusively at work, on the circuit. I usually shot when I chanced upon another courier on the streets, occasionally arranging a meeting on the way to or from work.
It was like playing a very peculiar game of timing light availability with the unpredictable schedules of people who earn their living by moving as fast as possible.

Continue reading and see more of Selim Korycki’s London Courier series…HERE!

Merckx Monday: Victory Chimp

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A print series celebrating cycling’s legends in op art portraits. Each print colour is inspired by the team jersey in which they achieved their greatest successes and includes their detailed palmar├Ęs.

Swoop…HERE!

Merckx Monday: Panache!

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Swoop…HERE!

How about going for a cruise this weekend…

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Love will tear us apart.

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There’s something about the beauty of the metal toeclip and leather strap that keeps me second guessing myself. I know it’s an inferior system, most certainly when compared to the modern day road pedal. I’d even prefer to ride an MTB pedal if the bike had brakes. Some would go as far to say that a Hold Fast strap style system is even better than the traditional toeclip and strap setup. So why do we keep putting them on?

The above picture by Mr. Fyxo is the answer.