“The only problem is, the people who look in their rear-view mirror and see this are not the problem.”
Photographer’s notes: Taken at the Gigantische Fiets Parade in Brussels, Belgium, on July 11, it was a small one of many t-shirts devoted to cycling. Over recent years, cycling t-shirts have long surpassed the simplicity of text ironed onto fabric. But I still enjoy the open politics and declaration to cycling. Bumper stickers belonged to cars for too long. In the process of customising a bike into something more personal, stickers declaring politics, allegiances, messages and simple affinity are stuck to frames, fenders, helmets and handlebars.
In the search for subjects for This Is My Bike, these small issues of identity makes the final item all the more interesting. There will be a few more [posted to both Instagram and the Facebook gallery, if you want to enjoy them all.