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Flickr a Day 5: ‘Style Over Speed’

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At age 25, I begrudgingly got my driver’s license. How un-American, right? Or strange given I grew up in Northern Maine, where snow covers the ground seven months of the year. But anywhere I couldn’t walk, I biked. So it is with delight that today’s Flickr pic represents a bicycle enthusiast, and he has so many great photos posted (more than 26,000) choosing one is challenging. Self-titled “Style Over Speed” is by no means his best, not by any measure, but it’s such a poser I couldn’t resist.

Film director Mikael Colville-Andersen, who joined Flickr in August 2006, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. His street photography is art. He writes: “Zakkatography is a state of mind. It’s a taste in your mouth, a warm fuzzy feeling. It’s groovy interior design shots, stunning architectural studies and it’s especially raw streetaciousness. Urban fragments with urban creatures. Zakkatography is your friend. Embrace it”. I will, and so should you! 

Mikael’s bicycle evangelism/photo projects include Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize Design Company, where he is chief executive. The company’s “speciality is inspiring and advising both cities and organizations about how to re-establish the bicycle as a transport form and thereafter reap the wealth of benefits”, according to the website. Goal: “Reestablishing the bicycle on the urban landscape”. Oh yeah.

As for the photo, the vitals: shot Nov. 6, 2009; Nikon D300 with 17-55mm lens, f/2.8, ISO 800, 1/400, 44mm.

Photo Credit: Mikael Colville-Andersen

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