10.11.2006

another shot from Dupont at Lunch

a very pretty bike...
it looks familiar
my guess is that he bought this from another messenger

not sure if that is a factory issue IF
or a custom IF

Independent Fabrications

the approach and exchange between subject and photographer can be awkward
it has to be odd for me to just walk up to these people and ask to take their picture
I try to avoid a "sales pitch"
but... it does come out as a robotic speal sometimes
I try to avoid rushing through a memorized approach
but it happens
we all fall back on autopilot some times

the exchange with this gentlemen was short and smooth
comfortable enough
in fact I would have liked to put the camera down and stay longer
but had to return to work
it was not the exchange between this messenger and myself that was awkward
it was the response of some of the surrounding park people on the benches around them

there seemed to be some interest in my actions
one sometimes aggressive panhandler was paying extra attention to me


3 comments:

Bryn said...

story on that bike:
Someone that works at IF built it for themselves, sold it to Chito, who sold it to Brian, who is pictured with it on this here blog.

It's got beefy rectangular chainstays.

gwadzilla said...

better than registration

bryn

you are like carfax for bicycles

has it been in accidents?
has there been any touch ups with the paint?

ha

no
really... I thought that was the same bike

it is very unique

wonder how it rides?

more than likely great in ways that I could never appreciate

Steeker said...

sweet looking bike