During my first few years in Montreal (late 1980s), I was intrigued by the number of abandoned bicycles I would see around town. People seemed to lock up their bicycles and then leave them to decompose over the winter. Parts would disappear, frames would be bent by snow plows. In the spring, municipal workers would go around snapping the locks and heaving the carcasses into their trucks to be disposed of.
I always wondered, "Who owns these bicycles? Why would so many people simply lock up their bikes and walk away, for good?"
I started photographing the decomposing bicycles, and created my "Decomposition" series.