A short film made for Oxford based charity OYAP Trust.
This summer, over 15 young people aged 10-18, brought their broken BMX's and rusted mountain bikes to Base 33, a youth centre in the heart of Witney, to take part in the workshop "Pimp My Bike", a two day community-building workshop.
Funded by Sanctuary with support from Cottsway Housing and West Oxfordshire District Council, Pimp My Bike saw young people learn to strip down and rebuild their bikes, whilst also pimping the bodywork with a spray art makeover.
Participants were delighted that their hard work stripping, sanding and spraying had unleashed a new lease of life for their BMX's.
'It's amazing when you work at something how you can change."
See oyap.org.uk/currentProjects.html for details about Pimp My Bike and other current OYAP Projects
Filmed & Edited by Sam Hamper.
For Sam's personal work visit samhamper.com
Filmed on a Panasonic GF1 and edited in imovie.
Lenses - 1977 Pentax M 50mm f1.7 and Olympus M ZUIKO 9-18mm
Also viewable on the 'OYAP Trust' YouTube Channel - youtu.be/ywjBiO5vXKc
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