For nearly a year now a friend (and bicycle engineer) and I had this idea to mount a tripod post onto a tricycle. The plan was try all sorts of experimental photography from the bike. This first set is a series of 20-30 second exposures of some of the streets in Trenton at night. Some of the light patterns remind me of what you might see on an EKG monitor. The wiggly light patterns make me think we are seeing the streets’ energy – captured on camera.

It’s early days yet, we have a lot more experimental photography to try. Riding the bike in a circle or figure eight pattern seemed to yield my favorite results, the plaza where we recorded these was the smoothest to ride on as well. We have a lot of video ideas to try – can’t wait to really explore this.

The tricycle and a few prints were on display in the art exhibition titled ‘Unchained – the Art of the Bicycle‘ at Artworks in Trenton, NJ. Special thanks to Wills Kinsley, the bike engineer and guest curator for this exhibition. Wills also run Social Bike Rides around the city – tours of public art, history and gardens. Look up Trenton Social, the restaurant and bar where the rides start and finish – sign up, ride on.