100 Abandoned Bikes Project
Today I am starting my first 100 days project.
For the next 100 days I will be posting photos of an abandoned bike to my Instagram account. In the middle of December I will have taken, edited, and shared 100 pictures.
This is the very first photo:
Last year I followed a few friends and strangers during their 100 days. It felt really nice and I promised to myself that I will join next time. To pick one project, Jirka Pénzeš's jirkovo.coffee was the most inspiring.
Then I remembered that every day I pass a lot of abandoned bikes. Near the U-Bahn stations, in the parks, on the playground — everywhere! In the past I did take pictures of them, so interesting they are to me.
I am sure there are much more than 100 abandoned bicycles in Berlin. I want to take picture mainly of those I naturally meet. Of course, I count with that I will have to start looking for them actively in several weeks.
To give it some form, I have come up with the following rules:
- Different bike every time.
- Bike must be clearly abandoned. It must be damaged, missing some parts, or generally in a state that implies it is not ready to ride.
- As there is a risk of not finding such bike in some days I may take more photos in a day. However, all photos must be taken during those 100 days (between 1st September and 10th December 2016).
- Photos will be shared in the order in which they will be taken.
- Hashtags will include information about what is missing (#norearwheel #nosaddle), position (#standing #locked #lockedtopole), and place (#berlin #germany).
I hope I will me more observant to my surroundings I would otherwise overlook.
I hope I will discover new neighborhoods.
I hope I will get better at taking photos.
I hope I will meet new people. When they will comment on my photos online or question my sanity on the street.
I hope it will be fun.