Portraits of Panamanian Men and Their Souped-Up Bikes

Panamanian photographer José Castrellón‘s series Priti Baiks features portraits of men standing proudly next to their decorated bikes. The bikes are their owners’ only form of transportation, and the owners spend a considerable amount of their time and resources personalizing their bikes into symbols of identity and individuality.

Head on over to Castrellón’s website for more images from this series.

Priti Baiks (via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by José Castrellón and used with permission

  • Walshwarriors

    “The bikes are their owners’ only form of transformation, and…” WAIT! you mean they are, like, Autobots or Decepticons or something? (snare, snare, symbol)

  • Michael Zhang

    Haha. Funny typo. Thanks for the catch

  • Linda Deneher

    I am curious why all those adults are riding bikes sized for small children.

  • steven

    im curious why your ugly

  • steven

    im curious why your ugly

  • Roscoe

    I was curious about that too! 

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    nice ignorant response there. BMX bikes are for adults too. look it up some time.

  • Mail

    I love the airhorns they all have set up.