fiets cyclery

by Kyle Andries

Month: July, 2013

Let me tell you a story of my situation. Part 2

In the next few posts I thought I would explain what I meant by ‘I also dabble’ .

 

I’m probably one of those people who has way too many interests to ever be world class at any of them. One of them is photography.

 

I like the idea of capturing a moment and having it there for others to see, forever. Because to be honest, my memory is shocking enough as it is so in a few years time I would like to be able to look back at an image and remember experiencing that moment. Too cheesey? I think everyone feels the same even though some may not admit it, just look at Facebook for example. One problem though, I’m the one capturing that moment so most of the time I’m not in the frame sharing it with everyone else. Instead, I’m on the other side of that lens, watching. That seems quite sad and lonely thinking of it that way actually… I do have a photographer/cinematographer friend though, hopefully I’m in the moment’s he captures.. LEWIS BULLOCK, LEWIS BULLOCK ARE YOU READING THIS LEWIS BULLOCK.

 

Anyway, just over a year ago I decided to get a proper camera after taking snaps on my iPhone 3GS for a while, mainly of Freddy who you’ll meet shortly I would imagine… The pics from the 3GS were ok for Instagram and a fair few other bits, but not if I want to take that tiny bit more serious. Although saying that, one of my best ever pics was taken on that phone.

 

Below you’ll find a link to my tumblr photography blog, feel free to have a snoop round. One day I would like to be able to sell snaps, if people like them enough of course and maybe the odd wedding/event here or there… Car journalism seems interesting too.

Aaaaannyway, here you go. I hope you enjoy.

Kyle

http://kaaaaaaandries.tumblr.com/

Let me tell you a story of my situation. Part 1.

So in my first post I told you about my interests and the main purpose of this blog… Bicycles.

Like most people, I discovered the freedom of bikes while growing up and that feeling comes back every time I get on one. There is literally nothing else I can think of that can give you the same amount of freedom. Yes, cars can take you much further and get you places quicker but in turn they come with their own downfalls i.e. they’re expensive and governed by numerous road laws. A bike will cost you nothing, apart from the initial outlay and extra food/drank consumption.

About a year ago I had an idea to put together bike builds as a business and hopefully this is just one of the first steps to reaching that goal. A quote that I’ve come across and quite like (You can see it [s]stolen[/s] used on Fiet’s Facebook page here) is:

“The bike is a blank canvas upon which riders express an individuality, or a community.”

I love it because bikes are ultimately extensions of ourselves. Just like your wardrobe, you can probably tell alot about a person from the bike they ride. It’s not a bad thing, what I’m trying to say is that you can literally have it the way you want it and hopefully I will get to help people find what is the right bike for them.

Myself, I’m quite partial to a nice vintage fixed gear.

Kyle

My first build circa 2011... Doh