NYC///TAKUYA SAKAMOTO’S NEW YORK BIKE DREAMS…

April 8, 2008  |  Uncategorized

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Freak flag flying high... 

Celebrating urban cycling culture in its rawest form, NYC's MEMES GALLERY unveiled "New York Bike Dreams," an impressive exhibition of the urban photography of TAKUYA SAKAMOTO on March 27th to an absolutely packed house of fixie fanatics. Born and raised in the urban Japanese city of Yokohama before relocating to NYC where he became a bike messenger and diehard cyclist, Sakamoto has always carried a camera in his messenger bag, capturing rare nuggets of the urban cycling experience at street level as he rode. From the event's monster turnout it's obvious that the track bike scene is more alive & well than ever, a fact that will likely be more than obvious on the city’s dirty downtown streets this summer. HAVE A LOOK:

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Takuya Sakamoto on the other side of the lens...

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The exhibition's very trick bike chain hanging system...

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Sakamoto watching the watchers...

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Checkered is the new black (and white)...

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