The Velogrand Project

This was an experiment inspired by the unremitting shooting style of the late Gary Winogrand, a street photographer who famously said that he photographs to see what the world looks like in photographs. On bike trips around town, I set up an action camera to take photographs every two seconds. Sometimes the camera was mounted on the handlebars looking forward. Sometimes it was mounted on the seatpost looking backward. Then I would forget about the camera, and just ride. When I returned home, I downloaded the thousands of images the camera captured. Most of the time the photographs were junk. But every ten thousand frames or so, the camera surprised me with an unusual juxtaposition, a decisive moment, an intriguing framing or an unexpected self-portrait.

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