Stephanie Dubin, a fine art and commercial photographer in Buffalo, has been spending some time participating in the Sunday Night Bike Ride (aka Midnight Mass) – the rides take place Sundays at 12am in Allentown when the weather permits. During the mass bike rides, which tend to attract upwards of 150 cyclists, Dubin has trained her camera lens on numerous cyclists, capturing the various personalities that participate in the events. The culmination of her work has been posted on her blog – artiswhy.com/sunday-night-bike-ride-buffalo.
“Buffalo has a unique bicycle subculture and I wanted to document the individuality of the Sunday night bike riders,” said Dubin. “There’s a sense of community in a flock of strangers on bicycles. We all seem to have a need for the freedom of expression and adventure. It’s fun to come solo and leave with new like-minded friends.
“You’ll never know who you’re going to meet or what new pocket of Buffalo you’re going to discover. [The ride] shows that our community can be open and celebrate the unconventional. In addition to photographing 14 different portraits, I hired Buffalo Drone Photography to get unique views of the gathering.”