I first heard about the Street Retro Bikers Club (S.R.B.C.) from Felix, the lead singer of The Boogie Playboys, and on every 3rd day of the Chinese New Year, they would have a massive gathering and go on a ride together. This year Felix invited to come join them in this annual event as I was quite into retro cultures, so I said yes without much hesitation and ditched my friends and family.
At around 12pm, the Bikers started to gather in Tsim Sha Tsui. There were about 50-60 Retro Bikes, and Bikers started chit chatting, taking photos of each other's beloved rides. I was totally amazed by the beauty of their Bikes and how many people were so well dressed for the occasion- greasy hair, leather jackets, leather pants, boots...everything you can imagine when you think of a retro biker!
The ride started at around 1:15pm from Tsim Sha Tsui and then we went all the way to Yuen Long for lunch. During the ride, I was in me mate Barry's car, taking photos while we were on the road. Although this is not my first time photographing vehicles while they are moving, this time it's a bit different and difficult because the speed was quite high and the expressway was a bit bumpy. Luckily, the Bikers were very co-operative when I gave them instructions (e.g. waving them to move closer or go slower), the photos turned out to be pretty good.
After lunch the ride went on for a bit and we went to Taipo Industrial Area for another group photo to mark the end of the great day. It was getting late and the sun was setting, but I managed to take some portraits of my friends before it got dark. I always enjoy photographing people that has a strong character and have a story to back them up. During the 20 minutes shoot, I almost didn't give any direction on how to pose, etc, my 'models' gave me ideas and we worked together, tell a story together and create some great photos...always my favourite way to photograph a person.