Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 17, 2010.

Update #136

Hello to all our new backers!

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Hi everyone. The third round of fundraising has been going very well over the last 10 or so days - we're almost at $5000! Thank you very much to all our new backers! 

Even though we'd love to still be out there on the road collecting more portraits we're working hard on the design and layout and getting everything ready for printing in December. This has been a bit of a secret but since we're splitting the project over 3 books we're collaborating with 6 different people, who are all involved in cycling in some way or another, to each write a special piece for the books. We'll be keeping who exactly they are to ourselves for now but we are very excited about how things are coming together. Thank you for your support! The books are going to be amazing!

Yesterday Nic and I went to meet up with one of our very first 'Bicycle Portraits', Thulani Papa. Two years ago we photographed Thulani and his very cool converted red racer in Langa township just outside Cape Town. He told us great stories about how he set up his bike in such a way that people who tried to borrow his bike would not be able to ride it! "I only put on a front brake, and I've made it really strong, so that if someone rides too fast and they touch the brake they will go down!" he says, and he made us laugh when he said, "Sometimes they bring the bike back and the handles are skew and I can see he did fall, I don't ask what happened because I know the story!" We wanted to catch up with him and see what's been happening in his life over the last two years. Apart from having framed the print we emailed a friend of his to print out for him, the fork on his beloved red racer snapped just below the crown and has been standing after an untrustworthy welding job. But we're hoping to get Thulani back on his bike in time for the book launch in Cape Town early next year, where he'll be one of our guests of honor!

A portrait of Thulani with the portrait we took 2 years ago, just as we started the project...

Please keep spreading the word about 'Bicycle Portraits' - the further we go over our target the more special little touches we can add to the books!

Send everyone you know to www.bicycleportraits.co.za/kickstarter !

Ride Safe!

- Stan & Nic.

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