One Wheeled Wheelie Rasta - One Leg Only Too!
When I saw this photograph, the first thing that caught my eye were the wings on the right because I had seen a photograph taken by a friend of mine at this exact same place literally the day before. Then I saw the rest of the shot and it just put a big smile on my face. I love the quirkiness of this man, but looking closely you can see that nothing is casual. I like how the flecks of coloured paint on the bicycle's frame are echoed on his jeans, and how the choice of clothes creates a homogeneous whole, where man and machine become one. The serious, possibly a legal requirement, hi-visibility jacket provides contrast with the more eccentric figure that the man portrays, which in turn is made all the more evident by the hashtag painted on the wall.
A photograph must tell a story, and this shot by British photographer Nigel Parker certainly does that.
Nigel is a talented photographer whose is able to transmit the story of his subjects especially through his street shots. He has published 'Digbeth', published by The History Press, a street photography hardback book which documents the people and places of the Digbeth district of Birmingham, UK, immortalised through the BBC drama series 'Peaky Blinders'. A link is at the bottom of this article.
Please use the link above to see this image on Flickr and take your time to browse through the rest of his work, you won't regret it.