More book returns... Part 2.
So there is was, stuck in Pofadder for the night, waiting for the package of books that was being brought by a local courier the next morning. It was actually... Read more
More book returns... Part 1.
Dear Bicycle Portraits fans and followers. I recently had an opportunity to visit some of the areas where Nic and I photographed some of our portraits that made it into... Read more
All the books are out! And our first books-return adventure...
Hello everyone. It feels like we've been waiting forever to write this post. It's taken us much, much longer than anticipated to produce, print and publish, and finally deliver all... Read more
Deliveries update and Bicycle Portraits in São Paulo
Hello everyone. As many of you know our 'master' plan of sending bulk books directly from the printers in Singapore to various countries, in order for us to afford the... Read more
Good news and nice news...
Hello everyone. We have some good news - it's seems our shipping problems have been sorted out and we have shipments sailing or about to be loaded onto vessels for... Read more
Hello dear Kickstarters. Some of you have been contacting us with concerns about the delivery of your books. We are working hard to get the books to you but the simple... Read more
Book delivery & first exhibition
Some news regarding the book delivery and first exhibition.
We expected, had the desire and made the commitment to deliver your pre-ordered books before our launch... Read more
Final samples here!
The books have been printed and they look amazing! Thanks again for all your support, pledges, pre-orders and patience.
They are being shipped directly from Singapore in batches to a... Read more
We would just like to say THANKS to all our backers - you made it happen!
All three Kickstarter projects that we set out to do in the beginning of... Read more
Less than 20 hours to go...
It's true. Two years of work towards turning the Bicycle Portraits project into a series of three books will finally come to an end tomorrow night - just 19 hours... Read more
Only 7 days to go...
Hi everyone. We're 53% funded with 7 days to go! Thank you to all our new backers over the last weeks. We've been working hard on getting everything ready for... Read more
Hello to all our new backers!
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... Read more
The 'Bicycle Portraits' books are going to print in December!
Hi everyone. It's been two years since Nic and I started the Bicycle Portraits project and I'm glad to tell you that you'll be receiving your books in the new year! We... Read more
2 years in the making!
It's true - it's been almost two years since Nic and I have started on the Bicycle Portraits project. It's been an incredible experience so far and we couldn't have... Read more
Maputo to Delmas.
When we were in Johannesburg last we had an amazing offer to get a lift to a small north-eastern town called Hazyview by helicopter, and since there are no space... Read more
Johannesburg, Pretoria and now off to Mozambique!
Hi everyone. Nic and I spent the last week or so exploring the Johannesburg / Pretoria area and surrounds. It has been really incredible to rediscover and area that we... Read more
"Before I used this bicycle, I was a marathon runner."
Hi everyone. Sometimes when we interview people for Bicycle Portraits we explain to them that they can reply to our questions in their mother tongue. So often we ride away... Read more
Video portrait - Sina Mabeta on her postal round in Clocolan...
Hello everyone. Nic just finished editing together our latest Bicycle Portraits video portrait. It's wonderful...
Hlohlolwane, Clocolan, Free State, South Africa
2011 / 03 / 07 9:33... Read more
Different worlds on two wheels...
Hello everyone. Here are some new updates. The first image is of Bontle Moeng. She was the lucky winner of the Design Indaba competition for which you had to tweet ideas on... Read more
Some fast ladies... and more.
Good morning. Here are a few new Bicycle Portraits from Nic. Below you'll meet Claudette from Adelaide who was lucky enough to have had a bicycle built especially for her... Read more
Our latest cyclists...
Hi all. Lots of good things have been happening here in Cape Town. Our cycle lanes are looking a little fuller and better utilized now that our MyCiti busses are... Read more
'My bicycle is like oxygen to me - it keeps me alive.’
Hi everyone. We've been working hard on getting all our latest images and interviews on the site. But we did make time to quickly shoot off for a short Bicycle... Read more
Proud bicycle owners.
Hey all. We received a lovely email from Hayley Burnham this morning. She loves our project and she posted a very cool piece on her blog about her love and obsession... Read more
Hi all. It's raining in Cape Town so instead of riding my bike I'm posting this update:
Jacob Mbola 'My favorite is an aluminum racing bike - they run... Read more
Cape Town - Port Nolloth - Upington - Cape Town.
Hey everyone. Nic and I were off up the West Coast and all the way up to Upington in the Northern Cape last week. We shot about 30 new portraits... Read more
Working on some new updates...
Hi everyone. Nic and I have been hard at work updating the website with some of the latest characters we photographed on our Kimberly to Durban trip. We photographed almost... Read more
Hey everyone. Nic and I have been on the road for over a week now and we've covered a lot of distance, shot over 40 portraits so far, and we've... Read more
Kimberly to Durban...
Hi everyone. We're writing this post from a tiny town in the Free State called Boshof. With our packed bikes we jumped on a train Cape Town on Sunday morning... Read more
Some new Bicycle Portraits...
Hi all. Yesterday I happened to run into three very interesting cyclist in Cape Town. First there was Henry Nxumalo whose story about how the new cycle and bus route... Read more
Henry Nxumalo and the new Cape Town cycle and bus route.
Photographed under Eastern Boulevard bridge, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 / 02 / 17 14:57
‘I came from Inada in KwaZulu-Natal in 1989, I was brought here... Read more
Latest Bicycle Portraits.
Hi everyone. Nic and I will be leaving soon on the next leg of our Bicycle Portraits trip. We are aiming to ride from Bloemfontein to Durban but we are... Read more
New Bicycle Portraits!
Hello everyone! Here are some brand new Bicycle Portraits from our December trip. Enjoy and have a great weekend.
Meet Mark van Staden en route from Knysna to Easrt London... Read more
Some new bicycle friends...
Hi all! Meet some new characters from our Eastern Cape trip over December...
Tiaan Eckard ( http://tiny.cc/v3l8t ) - "As for cycling, that also means a lot to me -... Read more
Frikkie Rossouw and Wouter Coetzer.
Hi everyone. We've got some new updates on the site and also a great new Vimeo video - http://vimeo.com/19476008 - of Robert Swartz and his classic Humber bicycle.
We were... Read more
Meet Pieppie, Elliot, Ben and Chandré...
Hi everyone. We just went over 500 followers on Twittter ( http://twitter.com/#!/bicycleportrait )!
Here are 3 great updates... check the site ( www.bicyelportraits.co.za ) for lots more!
Pieppie Onkers (... Read more
Fresh new updates from De Rust, Jansenville and more!
Hey everyone. It's been a great experience so far reliving our December cycling trip by going through all the images and transcribing all the interviews for the website updates. Here... Read more
Hello from Bicycle Portraits!
Hi everyone! We had an incredible journey all around the Karoo, Eastern Cape and the Garden Route in December and it has taken quite a while to sort through all... Read more
3 December until today!
Hey everyone! As you all know Nic and I have been on the road (together and separately) since 3 December cycling all 'round the Karoo and Eastern Cape.
Those of... Read more
Our next trip is underway! Stan is already out in Prince Albert and on his way to Willowmore - probably tomorrow. You can follow his movements @bicycleportrait. He had quite... Read more
Getting ready for our next trip....
Hi everyone. I just realized that our last post never went up and disappeared! Apologies! Anyway, see below for our latest updates to www.bicycleportraits.co.za - some great ones!
Nic and... Read more
New updates added!
Hi everyone. We've added some new characters to www.bicycleportraits.co.za and we would love for you to meet :
Katharien de Villiers from Stellenbosch (http://tiny.cc/perla8lcw3) "It is a rather cheesy story,... Read more
Meet Hong Man Kim from Korea.
Hi everyone. Meet Hong Man Kim from Korea. He is currently studying in Cape Town, South Africa. ( http://tiny.cc/f7tff ) - "I only have a bicycle here - no car.... Read more
3 new Bicycle Portraits.
Hello everyone. Here are some nice new updates for you.
Deswill 'Mannetjie' Coleman ( http://tiny.cc/7jrszdo65g ) - "I use the bicycle just normally. To the farms and back. Today I... Read more
Hello all backers!
We hope you had a great weekend - we know we did! Thank you again for all your incredible support! In the end we raised 121% of our goal -... Read more
WE ARE 114% FUNDED!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all our backers! We couldn't have done it without your help, your pledges and your enthusiasm for our project! You are all part... Read more
30 Hours to Go!
Thanks to all the new backers! - 90% feels really good.
We've had great response from an email we sent out earlier... Please send it along to those who might... Read more
Only 68 hours to go!
Hi everyone, we only have 68 hours to go to meet out target - that's quite a few book orders! But I'm sure we can make it. Thank you very... Read more
62% with 6 days to go! Getting tight!
Hello everyone. It's getting close but we feel positive!
Meet Simon Swartz from Campbell ( http://tiny.cc/iofrv ) and his classic stripped-down back-pedal-brake Escape - "I ride in my own time.... Read more
Thank you Peter Newbury! Again!
Peter Newbury just very kindly pledged a huge amount to our project! Thank you Peter! You're inspiring us to make this book even greater! Thank you! Thank you!
Here is... Read more
New Bicycle Portraits!
Hi everyone! 9 days and counting!
Meet Britney Koopman ( http://tiny.cc/y957z ) - "I don't cycle to school because it is too dangerous for me. I always cycle with my... Read more
Only 10 days to go!
Morning everyone. Things are getting tight! We still need to get $5000 worth of pre-orders in the next 10 days or we won't make it! Please tell EVERYONE you know... Read more
Meet Gams Hassen - he gives good advice...
Meet Gams Hassen ( http://tiny.cc/iut23 ) from Kimberly. Gams was kind enough to share some of his wisdom...
How to make sure your bicycle stays in your possession :
"You... Read more
Hi everyone! Apologies for being so quiet over the last few weeks - things have been crazily busy! We only have 2 weeks to go to make our target for... Read more
Some new Bicycle Portraits!
Hi everyone. Nic returned recently from his De Aar / Kimberly trip and here are some more of the incredible characters he encountered...
Arrie Sokham ( http://tiny.cc/s4ds0 ) - "I'm... Read more
A great bicycle story...
"I have a story of a bicycle. We lived in Vrede, and our deacon there - rich people with lots of property, farming with about 3000 sheep - he came... Read more
Great new updates from the centre of South Africa.
Hi everyone. We have some great new updates from the Phillipstown area.
Meet Salmon Williams http://tiny.cc/6ky4f "I buy a big piece of patch & solution then I patch whenever there... Read more
Yesterday in De Aar...
Hi everyone. Nic is off on his own at the moment - he took the train (with his bicycle) to De Aar - and is shooting some incredible portraits out... Read more
New Bicycle Portraits updates by Nic!
Hi everyone! Nic was lucky enough to go out to the Ganadendal / Greyton area over the weekend and he came back with some great new images.
"To me the... Read more
Backer no. 1!
Hi Ryan! Thank you for your pledge! Not sure if you saw our Tweet or not but you've just won yourself a Bicycle Portraits print!
Thanks again and welcome to... Read more