CAMO BIKES
 
In 2013, I rode 8500 kilometers around Vietnam on a 150cc Honda Dream.  It was an epic trip.  An epic adventure.   Vietnam is biking country.  The Vietnamese are probably the biggest biking nation on earth.   You ride around Saigon or Hanoi on any given day and you might feel that every scooter on the planet is before you.  Yes the Vietnamese loves their bikes and I love my bikes too. 
With this in mind, and while riding south, finally on my way home back to Saigon, I came across a scene, that prompted a spontanous photographic series.  To put it into context here is my diary entry;

Day 44. Afternoon. Ride from Dien Bien Phu to Son La.
 
'Absolute peach of a day on an absolute peach of a road. 150km of pure biking heaven. A day so bright and lovely it made me wanna ride fast and furious as I did along sunny country lanes as a teenager growing up in South Africa, and then go skinny dipping in a stream..to cool off...
 
But wow these camo bikes that really fascinated me as I wound my way towards Son La.  I asked myself....'are the lads working in the adjacent road side corn fields expecting another bombing raid? But the war ended 40 years ago...?  After some thought I realized this might be a 'technique' passed down from father to son on how best to keep the seat of yr bike cool in the midday sun, while you work the fields. :-) That was the only thing I could  think of anyway.  Certainly each bike carefully parked and covered in leaves or grasses, to my mind, made for a perfect pop are photo series'. 

I want to share them with you....

Camo Bikes
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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 1
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-001

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 2
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-002

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 3
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-003

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 4
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-004

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 5
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-005

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 6
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-006

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITIOn
Camo Bike # 7
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-007

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size


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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 8
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-008

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size


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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 9
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-009

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 10
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-010

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size


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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 11
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-011

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 12
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-012

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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RICHARD MARK DOBSON Camo Bikes OPEN EDITION
Camo Bike # 13
2013
Catalogue Number: CBVN-013

140cm x 100cm x paper size
120cm x 80cm image size

101.3cm x 74.1cm paper size
81.3cm x 54.1cm image size

76cm x 56cm paper size
60cm x 40cm image size

42cm x 32cm paper size
30cm x 20cm image size

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