Do you LOVE your bicycle?

We Love Bikes

We Love Bikes is a photo-based art project documenting the growing bike community all around the Capital Region. The project is simple: portraits of people and their bikes.

We Love Bikes will include all types of cyclists and all types of bikes. Portraits will be included in a self-published book and displayed during an upcoming Troy Night Out.

Please consider being apart of this exciting project!
Contact Carrie to schedule a photo shoot of you and your bike.

Carrie Will is a fine art photographer and a New York native. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous collections including the SUNY Art Museum (Albany, NY) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC).

We Love Bikes is made possible through a generous grant from the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) and The Art Center of the Capital Region.

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Book Release and Outdoor Art Show

It’s almost done! I photographed from Jan of 2013 – Nov 2013. I have been scanning, retouching, editing and staring constantly at images of people and their bikes ever since then and I can finally, proudly say…..

Please join me on Friday May 30th : 6-10pm on the corner of River and State St., Troy, NY. – One night only, outdoor art show! The self published book, We Love Bikes, by Carrie Will with an essay by Amy Halloran, will be debuted and available for purchase and images from the project will be projected outdoors with the help of a bike powered generator.

We Love Bikes is a photo-based art project documenting the growing bike community all around the Capital Region. The project is simple: portraits of people and their bikes. This project was made possible through a generous grant from the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) and the Art Center of the Capital Region. The photographs were taken between January and November of 2013. All images were taken with a 4×5 view camera and much of the transportation done for this project was done on a bike with camera equipment trailing behind.

Carrie Will is a fine art photographer and a New York native. Her work has been exhibited nationally as well as internationally and is in numerous collections including the SUNY Art Museum (Albany, NY) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC).

Don’t miss this unique art exhibition. Around 40 people were photographed for this project. All images will be displayed during this event. Riding a bike to this exhibition is strongly encouraged.
Attendees on bikes will receive 10% discount on books.
Images will be projected once it is dark enough outside, roughly 7:30-10 pm. (the darker it is the better it will look)

Website and images  - http://www.carriewill.com/welovebikes
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/1447306952179037/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Please spread the word.
Carrie Will
518.322.7634

Cyclists and Portraiture

Memorial Day Ride 2013

Memorial Day Ride 2013

One of the many things I love about bikes is the people who ride them. Bike people stick together. My dentist is a cyclists and I trust him with metal tools in my mouth for a reason that has nothing to do with dentistry, he loves riding a bike.

Although the culture of cycling is extremely varied we all have one thing in common, we never outgrew the pure pleasure of balancing on two wheels and pedaling ourselves wherever our tires can take us. A friend of mine always reminds me of the George Bernard Shaw quote, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing”. Playing, riding, it’s all the same. Let’s keep riding.

Here’s what I love about photography: We can make many written documents that explain the differences of people and just as many to explain the similarities of people, or we can look at portraits. I have chosen portraits to tell the story of the growing bicycle culture that is prevalent in Troy, Albany and Schenectady. Once I get a few images finished, they will be displayed here as well compiled into a book.

4x5 camera

I shoot with a 4×5 view camera. The shoot will take any where from a half an hour to an hour.

Please, contact me and be apart of this project.

What I need to know is:

What type of cyclist are you? (Road, MTB, BMX, etc.)
Where is your favorite/most frequent place to ride?
What time works best for you to schedule a shoot?
Are you willing to sign a model release?

Thanks!