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Cycling in the City

October 10, 2017

By Stacey Goldberg

Photo © Adam Jędrysik

In Copenhagen, bicycle traffic often outnumbers cars, say photographers Adam Jędrysik and Marzena Hans of Ajem Stories, who made the most of this cultural quirk to create a wedding portrait that reflected the vibe of the city where this couple exchanged vows. "We spent the whole day wandering from place to place with the couple and we were constantly passing tons of bicycles," Jędrysik says. "They became an integral part of the shoot."

For this particular portrait, the Poland-based shooter says he wanted to do something "less literal" to convey the two-wheeled commuter culture. First, he had the couple stand on one side of the street while he set up a long exposure on the other. Then it was just a matter of waiting. "The biggest challenge was capturing the whole bike in the frame without fully eclipsing the couple," he recalls. "Timing is key. You just need to shoot, wait, shoot, wait and shoot."

(Captured using a Sony A7RII and a Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 lens at 1/20 of a sec., f/8 and ISO 100.)

Photo © Adam Jędrysik

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