… and train-spotter!
We headed off to Pangbourne last Sunday morning to watch a recently restored steam train chug through the village on the main line. On our way there we passed this gentleman on his ten-speed bike and I suggested that he was probably on his way to see the train too, and sure enough he turned up a few minutes after our arrival. He had just completed restoring his bike – a 1959 Raleigh, a rare model in crimson – and wanted to catch a photo of it lined up with the steam train. There’s quite a following for old bikes here.
After the train raced through [no gentlemanly, or photographic, chugging allowed when you’re on the main line], which took all of a few seconds, I told him of my ‘photographing strangers’ project, and asked if he’d be happy for me to take his portrait.