Click to preview In the Realm of Bicycle photo book

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.

And so I began with my camera to record their story, as my movements around town took me through their world. These photographs show them exactly as I found them; as indeed they remain even now, in their places everywhere, waiting only to serve.


About the Author

John Einarsen
johneinarsen kyoto, japan
I have been living in Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto, for 25+ years. I am the founding editor and art director of Kyoto Journal, a non-profit all-volunteer quarterly on Asian culture, that has been promoting creative "heartwork" for the past 24 years ( We are now transitioning to digital editions and a new website. In 2009 I curated a show of peace photography, "PeaceWorks," that featured 38 photographers at the Yokohma Zaim Art Center. Among the books I have designed are Japanese Landscape Gardens, The Sakuteiki (both by Tuttle) and Zen and Kyoto.

Publish Date  April 08, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  120 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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Comments (2)


journeyeast says

A journey into the world of the bicycle. Excellent imagery, layout and text! I highly recommend this book to all, especially those who wheel around the neighborhood or around the world on those practical, ecologically sound, and lovely tools. Get out of your car and think differently! Enter "The Realm of Bicycle". It may change your perception and your heart.


posted at 04:58am Jun 13 PST


vishmath says

simple but very graphic impact, very nice.

posted at 11:44pm Apr 10 PST


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