Scott Pommier, head photographer for SBC magazine among others, snaps at anything that moves on wheels. Including shopping trolleys. In 2006, he helped in creating the documentary Carts of Darkness, a feature film following a bunch of homeless guys that race Wal-Mart trolleys at 50mph through the streets of Vancouver. A few stills are included below, and you can watch the full length film (both freely and legally) at nfb.ca. Why did this trend never take off? Could you ollie a shopping trolley?
Pommier attended the Ontario College of Art and Design for a year, but "my classmates overused the word 'juxtaposition', so I left". Fifteen years later, he has been round the artistic block so many times that it gives as a wondrous dizzy headache. Editorial fashion shoots and photojournalism jobs followed, and soon there will be a coffee table book called Chasing Thunder, which is a collection of vintage bike shots. He says that it's all about "the romance of the road and the love of old machines": we can't wait to dirty it with espresso stains. It's no reinvention of the wheel; but just as the segway is the (failed) reinvention, it's still fun to look at.
More at scottpommier.com.