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Weekend bike fix

  • Posted by howies
  • 24 September 2010

As its Friday i thought id leave you with a bike-based post for over the weekend. First off I've finished my first film since working at howies and I'm pleased as punch with it. It follows the No Gears boys as we rode to Belguim on fixed gear bikes to watch the Tour De France, which was epic. Its in full HD so I suggest letting it buffer, then enjoying it with a brew, its short and sweet at only 5 minutes long.

I've also made a flickr for the Bristol shop so all those that cant make it to our amazing shows can check them out online, so enjoy the photos from the brilliant bike show we have on at the moment, and keep your eyes peeled for future events.


Have a good weekend!

Cheers then Matt/45

BMX dvd winner

  • Posted by hollie
  • 24 September 2010

Earlier this week Emma posted a competition to win a copy of Ashley Charles' new BMX dvd THISISUNITED

Thanks for all the BMX photo enteries...Ashley picked his favourite this morning, from Al Maconald -

Congratulations Al, we'll get this in the post to you today.


  • Posted by ruben
  • 24 September 2010

Many years ago, I was going to be a photographer.

The fact that 'I was going to' is probably the reason I never did.

But anyway, one of my main facinations with photography has always been the way you can use it to manipulate time.

You can speed up things that move slowly, and you can slow down things that move fast.

If you look back at some of the stuff I've blogged over the last few months, you'll see some examples of photography speeding up the slow things, but I just stumbled across this beautiful example of slowing down the fast things.

This is Oton Bacar's test footage of his friend doing BMX tricks shot at 60fps.

Pretty sweet.

Paris Vol. 5

  • Posted by ruben
  • 23 September 2010

Just stumbled across this stunning stop motion animation of Paris by Thom & Vin of @seventhmovement

I highly recommend watching this in HD and reading their story on the video page over here.

This is the intro -

Entry from July 27, 2009 "We are jet-lagged and exhausted. The alarm blared at 4:30 am. Without opening my eyes I hit the snooze. "Just five more minutes" I told myself… "Lets go dude" a groggy voice commanded from the background. I didn't move. Out of nowhere, a pillow slammed down on my head, the mattress is lifted out from under me, and I hit the hardwood floor just missing my camera bag. "Ugh not again" I thought, but I knew he was right, we needed to hustle across the city and get our cameras rolling before sunrise. "

One Week Only!

  • Posted by howies
  • 18 September 2010

Just a reminder that we still have the cycling exhibition upstairs at the Bristol shop for another week.

There's loads of photographs, illustrations and even 40 bespoke cycling caps designed by local artists. (These are going to be auctioned off, but more about that later in the week!)

So if you haven't been to see it already, get down to the shop and have a look around.  If you ask nicely we might even put the kettle on!

The Daily Shoot

  • Posted by hollie
  • 14 September 2010

I like photography.

One of the things i like most is when you manage to catch those little unexpected and spontaneous moments, the ones where you know it's actually been worth lugging your camera kit about in your bag all day...you know,' just incase'

But sometimes we all need a little inspiration..

I've only been following @thedailyshoot on twitter for about a week, but for those days when you really WANT to get out with your camera but aren't quite sure what to shoot, it's a godsend!

Every day they tweet a new challenge or idea and off you go! If you dont have twitter then don't worry, they update their site everyday too.

One of the most interesting things is to see how everybody else interprets the same idea - 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and all that.

...now, get snappin'!'

Enjoyed The Ride

We had a full house last night for The Ride Journal's Wee Do talk. Lots of people...

Lots of bikes...

Lots of fun. A big thank you to everyone who came to see it, and of course the Diprose brothers (The Ride Journal creators) for a really good talk. And an extra thank you to Innocent Drinks and Pitfield Beers (we had a fair few) for keeping us hydrated.

It was inspirational stuff. See you at the next one!

Wee Do – The Ride Journal

this Tuesday, 7th September we have the creators of  'the ride journal' joining us at Carnaby Street to do a Wee Do Lecture.

they will be here to tell us all about the inspiration behind the books, how they put their ideas into reality, the huge success they have now become and what's going to be happening from here. 

if you missed your chance to get hold of the first 3 they are available to download from the website and are well worth it, issue 4 is still currently available to buy but be quick because i doubt they will hang around for long.

the lecture will begin at 7:30pm, if you would like to come down or know anyone else who may like to come then just drop us an email at [email protected] or ring us on 0207 287 2345 and reserve your free tickets.

the usual beers and juices will be available to quench your thirsts.

we hope to hear from you all soon!

shooting in the wilderness

  • Posted by howies
  • 24 August 2010

Yesterday I set out with a car full of spring summer 2011 womens collection set for Jo's place near Brechfa.

I met up with Geraint at the dodgy car park on the way and follwed the GPS.

However I had made a bit of a mistake in true Mel style and set the GPS up slightly wrong and we almost ended up in Swansea (we were too busy talking  about clothes and stuff), so we turned around and headed back the way we came before turning off into the Brechfa forest.

The rain poored and the view was white, untill we got to the smaller lanes winding in and out of the valleys, then we we could see bits of mist drifting through the hills.

The roads got smaller and smaller until we went past the post office and up the hill I had seen on the google satellite view, we dropped down the hill, through the ford and up to Jos' studio which is most definitely out in the wilderness..

We poked and proded clothes into the right shape for hours and when we popped out for lunch we met the dogs.

They took a shine to Gerait and jumped all over him, luckily or unluckily he was wearing a howies hoody (don't tell Lisa) which got covered in mud.

Here are the lovely chocolate Labs, they watched us untill the evening when we finished and the sun was shining for the journey home.

Thanks to Jo for coffee, good music, lots of dog talk and your expertise in shooting clothes.

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