So I was at launch party for the Northside Ladies Bicycle Calendar 2011 at Edinburgh Gardens recently. Despite the threat of torrential rain, a group of stylish cycling ladies gathered by the rotunda for an exhibition of the works in the 2011 calendar, some wine and music, and to be part of the photoshoot for the cover of the 2012 calendar.
The Northside Ladies Bicycle Calendar 2011 celebrates all types of cycling and has been produced by Jay Rayner since 2009. The 2011 calendar features the work of 12 Melbourne photographers shot on the same film camera and printed on heavy matt paper.
After some bursts of unbelievably heavy rain, we finally found a gap in the light and took the opportunity to shoot the cover. A little sodden but with spirits high, we took our steeds amongst the trees and dinged our bike bells during the shoot.
The calendar is available online and in the following stores in Melbourne – Book Grocer stores, Polyester Books, Human Powered Cycles, Commuter Cycles, Readings Bookstore, Fly by Night Books (Elizabeth St), Kick Gallery (High St) and Villian (Sydney Rd).
We’re also hoping to have some calendars available for one day only at the CycleStyle + Jellybean Bikes stall at the Melbourne Design Market on Sunday 5 December.