Life on a Bike
Back in 2015, I embarked on a project documenting Amsterdam and its culture. It started as a fascination for the connection the Dutch have with the bicycle, and how the bike is king around the city. I soon realised the culture starts from birth with infants riding on the rear of their parents bike, or even up front on the handlebars, then there are teenagers, navigating the city, chatting with friends and often consumed in their phones, all while cycling past pedestrians, cars and trams. In the time I have been observing people in Amsterdam going about their travels I have only once seen a collision, and even then I think one of the them may have been a tourist, possibly with less awareness of the etiquette.
Words and Photography: Mark Sanders