December 3rd - December 31st, 2017
West Linn Public Library
1595 Burns St West
West Linn, OR 97068
Contact: Cheryl Hill
An exhibition of Street Photography in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm 2017.
When I was growing up as a teenager in the 1960's just outside of Detroit Michigan, "bikes" were something you had to suffer until your sixteenth birthday when you got your license and finally were able to drive a car! The bikes soon ended up in a heap behind the garage. After all, this is America isn't it? What a different world when I finally made it to Northern Europe from Stockholm to Copenhagen to Amsterdam, especially Amsterdam!
"A CULTURE OF BIKE" is one American's discovery and celebration of what Europeans have taken for granted for decades. Young, old (Often young and old on the same bike!), going to work, to party, to school, going shopping, going home. Thousands of bikes, only a rare helmet to be seen. No fancy biking uniforms, just work clothes, play clothes, dressy clothes, people on their phones or eating a snack.
So many bikes weaving, serpentining in and out of cars and pedestrians. Very determined expressions on faces along with smiles and laughter, this is serious yet joyous business!
This exhibit is a portion of the photography I did while in Europe, I hope you enjoy it!