Well yes, that's what I have been doing for the last 11 years. Speeding around town on my bike, delivering the goods and generally being one coooooooooooool dude ;)
Or something like that.
Actually the reality is a lot less glamourous and a lot wetter and colder. But we do have a great community/family and next weekend one of us is getting married.
So in a courier styleeeee, an alley cat stag race was organised (along with the pub etc afterwards) and much fun was had.
If you haven't seen the film and if you don't know what an alley cat race is I'm sure you can find enough info with a quick Google. It's a street race, couriers have been doing them for decades. I suppose you could compare it to illegal drag strip racing or something like that.
The race kicked off from Warner St EC1, a tip of the hat to a long past but not forgotten era of The Duke of York. London's most infamous 'courier pub' now retired, was just round the corner and Warner St was always the starting point for the races.
With a swift dash down into Victoria and then back up to Islington via Kings Cross the race finished in a little residential square. Before heading off to the pub for some slightly more traditional stag activities, the latest instalment of 'street keirin' was held and the wet surface of the square added to the challenge.
Me and and fellow courier/photographer Selim Korycki shot the event for the groom as I'm sure he won't remember much.
It has been a while since I had shot on a prime lens. I forgot how much I enjoy it and how much I love my 28mm. Less searching through the focal length's and more diving in to grab the shot. Journo style ;)
Here are a few of my favourites and the rest can be found on my Flickr HERE