I love this photo. This woman looked so content and happy riding her bicycle along a quiet, tree-covered street in Shanghai. When I shot this, she was in her own world, completely focused on wherever it was she was going. And I love that her lipstick matched both her bike and her dress.
Brad A. Johnson is a writer and photographer specializing in food and travel. His work has been honored repeatedly by the James Beard Awards, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, the pdn Food Photography Awards and many others. Based in Southern California, Brad currently serves as restaurant critic for the Orange County Register.