Congratulations to John Einarsen for the nomination of his recent book of photography, In the Realm of the Bicycle, for a People's Choice Award.
The photographer (and KJ's founding editor, stylish art director) uses photography as a medium to expand and deepen perception. In this book, the focus is bicycles in Japan's ancient capital, but the field of vision is infinite:
Each encounter I had with a member of this vast race revealed an individual with a personality all its own, the result of a history at once common and mysterious. Inevitably, I came to see them as they really were: creatures who populated the niches and nooks and corners and alleys of neighborhoods and streets and lives....Cycle Kyoto adds this note:
Most of the images in the book were taken in Kyoto over the years.
Each photo in In the Realm of the Bicycle is a haiku, a brief fleeting moment that contains a larger truth.To view a sample some of the pages, go to: blurb.com.
The cover of In the Realm of the Bicycle is by long-time KJ graphic designer Tiery Le.
The Kyoto Journal: Perspectives From Asia (a/k/a KJ) emerged from Kyoto's international cultural milieu during the 1980's; the iconic English-language quarterly will embark a new incarnation online in September.