Post by Zach Rotstein and Jake Szymanski
Photography by Zach Rotstein
Were there 300 people all fit together into an upstairs kitchen? Yes. Was it crazy? Absolutely. It was also well worth the stop by Beam & Anchor in Portland, OR last Thursday night for a look at 150 images of the finest riding in the Pacific Northwest. Back in the month of May, Jake Szymanski, With Heart x Tenspeed Hero rider and cheese curd aficionado shared his idea for the show with fourteen friends and new friends asking them to submit ten photos each from their favorite northwesterly rides. The vision: tie together riding bikes, getting lost, snacks, and Instagram into an atmospheric study of cycling in the Pacific Northwest.
Pick a collection of ten photos that together, represent your unique view of riding year-round in the Pacific Northwest. Show your best ride memories, views, friends, shenanigans, favorite stuff, burrito stuff, beer stuff… all the stuff that makes you happy on two wheels. Photos must be live on your Instagram account and captured in Oregon or Washington. Keep it super not serious. No race photos please.
After months of hard work help from friends, design, dedication, cutting, gluing and barn board mounting, Jake introduced the first iteration of the Finding the Shit photo event. It was a blast of a party thanks to libations from the kind folks at Craft Brew Alliance. The show featured images from these amazing mobile photographers.