Classic Touring Bicycle

As a cycling romantic ¬†who takes his daily jaunts on a classic lugged-steel tourer, with a quill stem, flat pedals and a Brook B-17 saddle, it should come as no surprise that I love the old-style imagery that goes with it. So this past week, when the town of Bexhill-on-Sea gave the King George V Colonnade a fresh lick of paint, I couldn’t resist the urge to spend a couple of mornings playing around with my bicycle and camera recreating the sense of some of those Golden Age images – everything from a playful take on those old patriotic made-in-Britain bicycle advertisements of the 1950s to imagery that recalls the Riviera of F. Scott Fitzgerald or the Maine coast of Edward Hopper. The Grade II-listed colonnade provided the perfect setting, and at five o’clock in the morning I had it all to myself – my own private studio.

Below is a gallery of images from my photo shoot: