About the Book
BicicletaEmLx is the title I give to all the photos of bicycles that I make in my city. I am from one of the most beautiful towns in the world - Lisbon. It faces the river Tejo and it is also known as the city of the seven hills, the highest being “Colina do Castelo”, which has a stunning view at sunset. I was born here and I work here, I know the people, the smells and the light of this city. In recent years I have seen my city undergo major changes, many to my displeasure, and others that left me very happy. Creating spaces especially for bicycles is probably one of the ones I liked the most. In this book, I tried to gather some photos that demonstrate how its inhabitants are living and consequently transforming the city.
My name is Benjamim and this is my first book. I am a freelance photographer and you can find me on Twitter by the name @Benjamim. I also have a Flickr account (flickr.com/photos/fotoben) where you will find many of my snapshots and when I have time and patience I update the FotoBen blog (fotoben.tumblr.com).
This book or notepad hopefully serves as an invitation to come and meet my city. The photos that you will find here are all of my own creation. When I am shooting most of the time I work in manual mode, I do very little photo editing work, I limit myself to small adjustments. I love to shoot but have little time / patience to edit my photos. In the end, I think you will find pictures closer to reality.
update: 32s on youtube and 5 photos http://fotoben.tumblr.com/tagged/livro-da-bicicleta