New York Bike Dreams by Takuya Sakamoto

Whilst fixed gear bikes have experienced a substantial rise in popularity in recent times, few if any will ever experience what bike messengers have endured as they paved the way and created a strong foundation for track bikes. In the upcoming exhibition, New York Bike Dreams, photographer and messenger Takuya Sakamoto will share his experiences over the years in a series of photographs taken on the job. The whole sub-culture and lifestyle is revealed in this visual foray into the bike messenger world, in New York none the less. Growing up in Yokohama and Okayama, Sakamoto would become an integral part of Japanese dance culture which included trips to Brazil to train extensively in capoeira. Soon after in 1998, he would move to New York City where he would embrace life as a messenger. With the vast amount of photographic opportunities before him, close friend Eddie Williams would release a book titled “Bike Messengers Life New York City”, bringing to light Sakamoto’s skills behind the camera (albeit a disposable point and shoot). New York Bike Dreams March 27th – May 10th 2008 Memes 3 Great Jones St. New York City 10012 p: 212.420.9955

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Whilst fixed gear bikes have experienced a substantial rise in popularity in recent times, few if any will ever experience what bike messengers have endured as they paved the way and created a strong foundation for track bikes. In the upcoming exhibition, New York Bike Dreams, photographer and messenger Takuya Sakamoto will share his experiences over the years in a series of photographs taken on the job. The whole sub-culture and lifestyle is revealed in this visual foray into the bike messenger world, in New York none the less. Growing up in Yokohama and Okayama, Sakamoto would become an integral part of Japanese dance culture which included trips to Brazil to train extensively in capoeira. Soon after in 1998, he would move to New York City where he would embrace life as a messenger. With the vast amount of photographic opportunities before him, close friend Eddie Williams would release a book titled “Bike Messengers Life New York City”, bringing to light Sakamoto’s skills behind the camera (albeit a disposable point and shoot).

New York Bike Dreams
March 27th – May 10th 2008
Memes
3 Great Jones St.
New York City 10012
p: 212.420.9955

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