Oakland Scraper Boys

A chance encounter with an inner-city bike crew on the streets of Oakland, CA.

The Scraper Boys are a revolving group of urban youth carrying messages of peace around town on colourful, decorated bikes. Their city has seen over 200 homicides already in 2008, including a member of their crew.

Spinning spokes.

Striped spokes.

Starting line.



Wet paint.



Austin Andrews is a Vancouver-based photojournalist and occasional filmmaker with a penchant for finding the fantastic in the everyday. Contact him at austin [at] disposablewords [dot] net

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