“Bicycle Burial” : Hiroshima, Japan, 8th January 2012
Is this first photo taken in 2012 that I’ve published? I think it is…
I was strolling around Hiroshima Station yesterday, not really feeling like doing a lot of walking to look for something of interest, and luckily just two minutes away I found fertile ground for photography down near the river.
In an underpass where there is a minor homeless shanty town of blue plastic sheeting, a lot of people park their bicycles, and evidently more than just a few end up in the river, either as a prank or due to adverse weather.
The river was low, revealing this fairly new machine lying in repose on the muddy bed, already so smeared in gunk that the original colour of the paintwork can no longer be discerned at all.
Black and white seemed like the right way to go, since the alternative would have just been all-over brown…
Check out the larger version of this image here.