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Billy Powers and His Roll Models

Bike: Brooklyn Cruiser; tuxedo: online custom; shirt: Paul Fredrick; bow tie, studs, cufflinks: Fine and Dandy. Photo by Billy Powers.
Bike: Brooklyn Cruiser; tuxedo: online custom; shirt: Pau Fredrick; bow tie, studs, cufflinks: Fine and Dandy. Photo by Billy Powers.
A few weeks ago, while visiting my friend George Bliss, owner of Hudson Urban Bicycles, I had the pleasure of meeting photographer Billy Powers. For 11 years, Billy was a photographer and art director at Time Magazine and is currently a freelance photographer who created, photographs and curates a project called “Roll Models.”

“Roll Models” was spawned from Billy’s appreciation of stylish urban bicyclists in New York and the flare they bring to the form. (The irony? Billy hasn’t ridden a bike himself in years.) Some of the photos, including this one of me here, are on display in large format in the front window of Hudson Urban Bicycles, printed in glorious, timeless black and white.

More news about Billy’s work and Roll Models is on the way, including a website and presences on Facebook and Twitter. Then there’s the book. Stay tuned.

Now if we can just get Billy on a bike…

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