Maggi recently finished building a new bike and wanted to commemorate the occasion. A fan of my bicycle portraits, she commissioned me for some photos while her bike is still shiny and pristine. The ride is a custom Squarebuilt frame with components sourced through a collaborative build process with 718 Cyclery - a process she says taught her a great deal about frame components and bike geometry. And it’s a beauty.
Maggi works for an art auction website. Her boyfriend Alex, who came to the shoot with his Soma bike, is a paramedic. They both ride their bikes to work. We did the shoot right outside their apartment, on a beautiful brownstone block in Bed-Stuy.
I even got Alex to smile for one of the shots.
I’m so happy with how these turned out. Hope you guys like them too.