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Priti Baiks by Jose Castrellon Explores the Colorful Riders of Panama

 - May 31, 2011
References: jose-castrellon & booooooom
Panama-based photographer José Castrellón specializes in portrait photography; however, he rarely takes his camera in the studio. Castrellón loves to capture the culture around him and this featured series consists of people and places around the beautiful country of Panama.

José Castrellón's latest series is called Priti Baiks, and it captures several individuals who have used their unique resources and creative ingenuity to transform old and dusty 12-speeds into one-of-a-kind head-turner cycles.

The statement made by those who design and ride these bikes is something of Latin American macho idiosyncrasy. Many of these individuals don't have much money but they do have a strange passion for the aesthetics of their means of transportation. I hope José Castrellón captures more of Panama's unique sub-cultures in the near future.