Rush Hour

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Jun 14, 2012

Rush Hour

Since moving to Malmö from Toronto, I have become fascinated by the bicycle. Not only as a transportation module, but also as a design element in the environment.
In Toronto, as in most of North America, bicycles are used for exercise, with a few hardy souls commuting to work and back on bikes. But even then, the uniform of Lycra shorts, stretch t-shirt, helmet and racing gloves is part of the mystique of bicycling. A change of clothing is in the backpack. Bicycle lanes are few and far between.
We live in central Malmö and do not have a car. So, we use our bicycles on a daily basis. In my travels I have photographed multitudes of abandoned bicycles, the sea of bicycles around Centralen and details of bicycles from a design and sculpture aspect.
What are Life Cycles? Two wheels? A frame? Handlebars? Yes. But bicycles also create shadows, intricate designs and graphic elements in the urban environment. In my images of the life of bicycles I try to capture the various ages, moods and personalities of bicycles, single, or in groups.
On my travels I have also found and photographed bicycles in the local environment. The winter photos from Trondheim being examples.

Peter Leyden: Rush Hour

  • Årtal: 2012
  • Upplaga: 20 st
  • Lager: 1 st
  • Pris: 2500 kr
  • Mått: 52 x 41,5 x 1,1 cm

Om konstnären

Photographer. Graphic designer. Writer. Peter’s photography has been featured in various photo and travel magazines.
Photo Life (Canada)
enRoute (Canada)
Touring and Travel (Canada)
Sailing Canada (Canada)
Digital Photographer (Great Britain)
kite surf (Great Britain)
Dansk Torpare (Denmark).
Been There (Guardian newspaper website)
Digital SLR (Great Britain)

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