[SOLD OUT] Julie Glassberg artist book “BIKE KILL” order available now.
Julie Glassberg artist book “BIKE KILL” order available now.
This is one impressive result of our Photobook Masterclass we organized December 2015 with Teun van der Heijden and Sandra van der Doelen. We are pleased to welcome you the Phtoobook Masterclass end result exhibition from May 1st to 15th, the book will be also showcased and available to get one there! http://facebook.com/events/657551457718074/
BIKE KILL. Copyrights © 2016 by Julie Glassberg. All rights reserved.
Archival pigment ink jet printing, Hand-stitch binding and glued spine by Julie Glassberg.
Size: 240mm x 180mm (WXH)
166 pages / 66 photographs, 6 contact sheets, 4 illustrations
Comes with 1 signed print (= Your selection of one image from 5 different images, each 5 editions only) + 1 signed newsprint
LIMITED EDITION OF 25.
Price: 20,000 JPY plus shipping fee: to ASIA 3,000 JPY / OCEANIA, EUROPE, NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, MIDDLE EAST 3,700 JPY / SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA 4,500 JPY)
**This is just a gentle reminder that the book was crafted entirely manually and it is possible that with time and multiple manipulations, signs of wear may start to appear.
Special Thanks: to Mikey Nineohseven, Keith Pavia, Ian, Stinky, all the Black Label members and friends who gave me their trust and shared their lives with me; to Donna Ferrato and Jonathan Torgovnik for their guidance and encouragement; to Marcel Saba from Redux Pictures, Lucie Foundation scholarship and Getty Images Emerging Grant for Editorial Photography who helped me produce this story; to my friends and family for their support.
Concept, edit and art-direction: developed in the 2015 Photo Book Making Masterclass by Teun van der Heijden and Sandra van der Doelen with the unique Yumi Goto, in collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold.
TO ORDER, GO DOWN THE PAGE AND YOU CAN CHECK OUT FROM THE PAYPAL BUTTON PLEASE SELECT YOUR SHIPPING DESTINATION ALSO THE IMAGE NUMBER FOR THE PRINT. THE ORDER WILL BE DISPATCHED AFTER THE BOOK LAUNCH OF MAY 1ST.
I am often attracted by what repulses or scares the others. I like misfits, outcasts, eccentrics, those who don’t fit in the norms. Although I look quite normal and common, I identify in a way with those who do not fit in society. For this reason, I followed the Black Label Bike Club for about 3 years when I was living in NY.
The Black Label Bike Club is known as the first “outlaw bicycle club.” It was created in 1992 by Jacob Houle and Per Hanson in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has chapters nationwide. They are one of the main contributors to the rise of tall bike culture and organize jousting competitions. It is interesting to see this destructive, rebel culture revolving around such a non-threatening object: the bicycle.
I consider them as a blend of punk, grunge and hippie culture. They are an independent community rebelling against the system. In a society that pushes us to consume, focus on money and overly use technology, it is interesting to see a group of young people resisting and fighting against it. Their community is mainly based on the bike culture, art and on the real value of relationships; these basic, simple values that seem to have disappeared. This particularly affected me when I was in NYC and everyone seemed to be living virtually on social networks and obsessed by success. These “kids” felt real: they speak frankly and are not afraid to take risks and hurt themselves (physically or life decisions). They are living in the moment, in a risk-less society yearning for security. They are passionate, well-read, talented young people with real discussions.
When I find subcultures like the Black Label Bike Club, a creative group, using very little technology, interested in defending causes and resisting the main stream, it gives me hope, and I think it could be very encouraging for today’s youth.
Video production and photos for the book by Hiroshi Okamoto
BGM by Ryo Kamizuru