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Going mobile can have different connotations. Moving freely and easily on a bike takes on the literal meaning.

When mobile relates to photography, it means taking a picture with your phone. The Rear View Wheel Series has always been captured with a DSLR camera. Afterall, I’m pedalling and my subjects are also moving. The lack of shutter speed while holding a phone in one hand is just not ideal. But it doesn’t mean that it can’t be done.

One of the advantages of mobile photography is that you always have a phone with you. I like to think that I always ride with a camera in hand, but the truth is I don’t. I’m not thinking of taking photos on a 4 minute errand. However, opportunities to capture something of interest don’t just revolve around my schedule. They happen anytime and anywhere.

Browsing through my phone, I discovered several photos that had slipped my memory. All of these photos were taken with an iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. I processed them to black and white in post-production which helped correct issues of overexposure and blurriness while bringing focus to the subject.

Cameras are suited for different purposes. I don’t like to think of cameras as one being better than another. I bring this philosophy to bicycles as well. The only bad bike is one that isn’t ridden. Mobile photography is just another tool to capture a unique moment that only happens once.

The dog biker

Wide load on bike

Carrying bicycle with one hand

Hand powered bicycle

Double riding Brompton

Sunset on Sarphatistraat

Double riding in the rain

Double riding in the rain

Morning on Haarlemmerstraat

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