In gathering such a big catalog of pictures to celebrate our 7 years at the bike shop, I have to say that Takuya Sakamoto has always been there with his camera, track bike and a huge passion to take pictures.
"Tak" as many call him, is a Japanese born photo journalist who has been shooting the track bike/messenger scene since the 90's and also documenting his addiction to the fashion and street culture in New York City. Tak's work has graced the covers of many US and Japanese fashion and cycling trend magazines.
Tak is part of the Affinity family, and we'd like to thank him for the great times and remarkable pictures he takes. Through out this month, many of our posts will include Tak's photographs. Head over to his website NY Bike Dreams for a some gritty, grainy and inspiring eye candy of the street culture and NYC life style photography.