Kim Horgan has always loved photography, she also loves riding her bike. Combining her two passions was a natural step and the results are nothing short of amazing. “I started riding again (after a break from it) about 7 years ago. I’ve always loved photography, always had an interest, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to combine the two.”
Whether she is riding through the Kansas City Urban Core or along the area’s many quiet country roads, Kim’s favorite subject is always close by; with her eye for great photo opportunities, her bike is quickly becoming a star.
Social media has become a standard tool for getting discovered, whether it is a young singer posting videos on YouTube or dancers hoping to get noticed for their slick moves, social media has opened up the talent pool to the world.
“. . . cyclists understand the freedom, beauty, and adventure cycling has to offer. Kim captures that experience, bringing others along for the ride.”
Kim has found a loyal and supportive following through her social media accounts, “Instagram and Twitter have been very helpful in making connections and having opportunities come my way, yes. Both are great ways to get my photos out there and connect with people who have similar interests (bikes and photography). People there have been very supportive in general.”
It isn’t just Bicycling Magazine taking notice of Kim’s photography skills; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City loved her photos so much that they created a volunteer position for her, “Nelson noticed on Instagram and Twitter that I was constantly taking pictures there, so they had the idea of doing a new thing and they came up with the Instagram Photographer-in-Residence.”
Kim’s photos capture the essence of cycling; whether riding through the city or down some newly discovered road in the middle of nowhere, cyclists understand the freedom, beauty, and adventure cycling has to offer. Kim captures that experience, bringing others along for the ride.