//Milwaukee Messengers - Polaroid Type 55

Back in 2004 I was working part-time for Breakaway Bicycle Courier in Milwaukee WI. I remember the impetus toward photographing my co-workers being some sort of messenger art show. I also remember wanting to photograph them using Polaroid Type 55 film with my Crown Graphic 4x5 camera. For those not familiar, Type 55 was quite special as it yielded both an instant black and white positive print AND a highly usable negative suitable for traditional darkroom printing or high-resolution scanning.
Go straight to the photos..

//ENDURE - Heroes of the 2013 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals

Here's a bit of the behind the scenes, from the creative process that went into the making of the book, ENDURE. Pictured above is Ellen Noble of Kennebunkport ME, photographed by Dave Schlabowske.
View a gallery of images from the book ENDURE

//Interview with Ines Brunn - Beijing China

COG had the privilege of meeting Ines Brunn at the Bicycle Film Festival in New York City during the summer of 2011. Given her international performing status, we found her to be incredibly down to earth and driven by a fierce independent spirit.

//NACCC 2008 - Chicago IL

Originally published in COG 05 back in January of 2009. Chicago was the host city of the 2008 NACCC, held in Garfield Park. The story was written by then, working messenger, Ben Fietz. Photographer Christopher Dilts supplied the award ceremony photos (above) and the photo gallery portraits. NACCC-CHICAGO 2008

//Gates Carbon Drive :: Trek District Carbon

The story behind our experience riding the Trek District Carbon for the first time...

//Jonny Cycles, Madison WI

Our Jonny Cycles feature from issue one, back in 2007.

//East Coast Messenger Stage Race 2011

This is the document of the first running of Austin Horse's East Coast Messenger Stage Race back in 2011. The five day stage race started in Boston MA, and traversed over 485 miles down the East coast, ending in Washington D.C. Big shout out to Takuya "Tak" Sakamoto for coming through with some fantastic photographs for COG. Sorry to hear his film camera gear was stolen along the way though...

//Frances Cycles, Santa Cruz CA

Joshua Muir of Frances Cycles is our issue 11 featured frame builder.