Friday, April 11, 2008

subject wanted: kids on bikes

i have always loved Evelyn Hofer's photograph of a small Irish girl on a large bike: "Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966."

it's moving, sad, and the color and composition are just wonderful. for a few months i've been looking to do a 'subject echo' post on it with a more contemporary match. but i haven't found anything; certainly not anything as powerful.

do you have any ideas, submissions?
if you want to go out and shoot an homage, that would work too. :-)

below are two photographs i did find, and thought were worth noting: by August Sander (who himself rode a bike around to find subjects) and David Plowden.

(they're both a bit melancholy, too, no?)

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