bike gang

Ale Formenti,bike gang

Ale Formenti
bike gang

Photographs: Ale Formenti

Publisher: kaugummi

20 pages

Year: 2010

Comments: Stapled softcover, 20 x 14 cm. Limited edition of 100 copies.

sold

"There's a new skateboard plaza in my hometown and I used to go there everyday, just to meet some good ol' boys. Besides skateboarders, a new kind of youth started to grow in that plaza : the bike gang. It started as a 2 kids gang and in a couple of weeks it grows and grows. What this kids do ? Basically nothing… they only steal bikes, dismantle and put' em together as new bikes. Oh yeah… they ride those bikes all around town. A lot of those kids can barely speak Italian but we never understand if they're foreigners or just lazy at school. They wear timeless and oversized clothes. They're antifashion and they don't give a fuck. The haircuts are amazing : a mix between gypsy haircut and the moroccan's. They smoke cigarettes… tons… and most of them refused to get shot. But there's one thing that they love : bikes. Yours."


Ale Formenti,bike gang

Ale Formenti,bike gang

Ale Formenti,bike gang

Ale Formenti,bike gang

Ale Formenti,bike gang

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