Sunday, September 20, 2009

'Cyclists.'

'Cyclists.'
Vittorio Alinari, 1895.



Robust and dynamic is the, "Cyclists," by Italian Vittorio Alinari. Experimenter in showing movement, the two cyclists are held at angle by wires. This amazing image was taken in 1895 with an 8X10" plate camera. A true classic.

In 1895, Fratelli Alinari started recording masterpieces of art and in 1892, shifted to reportage and documentary. The Alinari archive has the largest record of modern day Italy.

2 comments:

Once known as The Badger said...

They look like "Scorchers" to me!

Richard said...

You mean those pioneering daredevil cyclists from the 1800's?

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