There was a “Kyiv Kustom Kulture fest” (the brand name of the event) last weekend in Kiev and I with cafe Yamaha “Eight Ball” unexpectedly took a part in it. The main part of this fest was dedicated to the custom motorcycles, bicycles and cars, other accessories and stuff for hipsters.
I had a lot of different work in my garage to do, but such events are rare in Ukraine so finally I decided to try “to jump the last wagon”, though organizers closed participants’ lists by this time. So I worked hard all week, doing my best to get free Saturday I could spent for the event. Suddenly – the evening before the fest opening – I managed to join the participants’ list of the fest.
So Saturday morning I was a bit sleepy and tired, but I did a last portion of unfinished works, washed off dead flies decoration from my “Eight Ball” and helmet, put camera in backpack and rode to the fest location. There I was given a nice place for my bike: between old Chevrolet Camaro and Buick. The festival was to be opened in couple of hours and participants continued to arrive so I have got a good chance to shoot exhibits before visitors crowded the pavilion.
The content exhibited on this event was quite diverse. There were old cars, custom motorbikes of different styles and trends: choppers, bobbers, cafe-racers, brat style bikes and their mixes, and also a lot of custom bicycles. And that mix of styles and directions was pretty good.
But I think photos I shot could better display an atmosphere of festival than words, but a couple of them at last. In the final of fest I was suddenly prized not only with participant diploma, but with some gifts also. That was a pleasant surprise.
And great thanks for Kustom Kulture fest organizers.
First portion of photos: