My name is Sam Polcer and I’m a photographer and a cyclist. You can find out more about what I do when I’m not on my 1980s 10-speed chasing stylish cyclists down here.
One thing about these photos: You might notice that many of the subjects aren’t wearing helmets. Whenever possible, I ask for helmets to be removed, because almost everyone looks better without one, sorry. If that wasn’t the case, we’d be wearing helmets all the time. Apparently helmets are a controversial topic. Me, I think that people should be allowed to do what they want, but I choose to wear one when I ride in New York because I want to preserve what common sense I do have. The road is hard and our brains are soft.
In any case, I hope you enjoy looking at these portraits as much as I like taking them.