Friday the 13th-Tak and Alleycat


A Japanese man with an enormous mane of dreads down to his ankles can be seen at most messenger events clicking away on his SLR and hanging out with a big smile. That’s non other than Tak Sakamoto who’s been documenting the urban bike scene in Japan and NYC for decades. He’ll be having a presentation at the Soho Apple Store, 103 Prince St.-NYC
Friday May 13th.

There will be a 45minute slide show and then Stone Tone will set off his Friday the 13th Alleycat.

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“Another NYCMESSKINGS alleycat fo’ dat azz! Come out and venture through NYC most haunted spots in the city. Finish iz at Wreck Room Bar (940 Flushing Av.) See ya there!”


More about Tak from his site: newyorkbikedreams

“Known simply as “Tak,” Takuya Sakamoto initially traveled to New York from Japan for the alleycats, or bike messenger races. Roaming the streets as a bike messenger and attending cycling races, he began to document the events with his camera, eventually becoming a freelance photographer for Japanese magazines. Join us as he discusses his photography and his travels in the tight-knit cycling community.”

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