Saturday, March 14, 2009

i like the idea...

snooping around the moving target forum i came across projectmessenger.com...pretty cool.

Projectmessenger is a long term thematic and lifestyle exploration of the bike messenger community that will be printed as a book in 2010. This exhibit scratches the surface of a much larger body of work that Jerome has shot over the course of the past 11 years.

Known for his striking portraits, razor sharp style and ability to capture softness in that which is often not soft, Jerome’s connection to the people he shoots is intimate, personal and tribal. On and off the road as a Montreal bike messenger from 1997 to 2004 while building up his freelance business, Jerome’s artistic development and sense of self has been very much affected by biking thousands of hours in the urban core - rain, snow or shine.

More often than not, being a messenger is not just a job, it’s a fast paced 24/7 lifestyle. Jerome’s photographs extract the individuals from the daily drind, capturing isolated moments in time that have stories of their own.

Shooting for the 2010 book continues throughout the next year with serious travel plans scheduled for various cities in the Americas and Europe, culminating with the CMWC in Tokyo September 2009.


i know, i know...it's canadian and this blog is chicago based...well, i came across this pic...



...is that chris? looks alot like him...can anyone verify that this is in fact mr.king? nice pic either way. the man is holding a raffle for 10 beans(canadian) a ticket to help pay for his flight to japan...normally i would be like, "why should i help some other cat get out there when i can't" but the prizes are pretty cool...1st place gets you a 30"x40" print...10 canadian bucks for one of the pics seems like a good deal to me. like i said...i really do like the pictures...



wait...how much is 10 canadian in u.s. currency? 20? 30? 5? haha! maybe i won't send money...im a jerk...peace.

2 comments:

Chad said...

Yeah, that
s gotta be him. I remember seeing this guy at the Thompson Center a few times over the course of 2 or 3 days last summer. I talked with him about photography for a bit and he mentioned his site http://www.chapter9photography.com/. There's some, uhh, interesting stuff on there but there's no denying that the man takes some really good shots.

j.dot said...

thanks...i remember that day now. i had a few guys telling me that there was some random cat looking to take pics of messengers. thanks for the link also...i will never feel the same about anything ever again...ha!