VOICE NOTES – A Tandem Ride with Horst A. Friedrichs is a documentary charting a sincere love connection with bike riding as well as the beginning of a friendship. Through emails and voice notes Montenegro & Lafont craft a fascinating portrait of the photographer and bike lover Horst A. Friedrichs.
Horst is a renowned photographer that has offered his inspirational take-on very appealing projects, from British manufacturing brands, the Mod, rocker tribes, urban cyclists, to the coolest vintage car scenes. He has captured their spirit as well as their clothing, accessories, scene and most of all attitudes. Through stunning, rich and vibrant photographs he has drawn London´s different subcultures, which eventually have turned into great books.
Montenegro & Lafont sensed a special bond with one book in particular, Cycle Style. A portfolio of stylish men and women standing proudly by their steel framed bikes through the streets of London, Cycle Style documents the sub-cultures of London’s cycling world.
Montenegro & Lafont encouraged Horst to take part in this documentary adventure, getting to know each other throughout their work. Only this time, the final result would be a short film. Horst agreed and that is where it all began. VOICE NOTES features images and portraits shot by Horst for Cycle Style, including Sir Paul Smith, combined with Horst’s own voice notes about his history of riding and how he came to discover, and love, London’s cycling sub-cultures.
VOICE NOTES – A Tandem Ride with Horst A. Friedrichs is available for purchase on Vimeo. In association with the release of the film, twenty signed copies of the book Cycle Style are available for purchase.