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Sutherland, Peter (Photographer/Filmmaker); Zephyr; Miller, Ken & Swoon (Contributors). PEDAL: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 2005 CYCLE MESSENGER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEW YORK CITY. New York City, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2006. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 150 pages. As New.

Collection of color photographs on subject with accompanying text and film version on DVD. One of the best documents on urban culture in our time. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by Peter Sutherland and Diana Hong: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with wraparound photographic reproduction and titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs and film documentary by Peter Sutherland. Text by Zephyr, Ken Miller, and Swoon. Full-length film version on DVD encased in accompanying folder-style pictorial case. Matching pictorial slipcase. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Hong Kong to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents one of the most grippingly exciting photographic and cinematic documents on a major aspect of contemporary urban culture: Bike messengers. "A wild ride alongside a band of New York City's most feared and respected inhabitants, her bike messengers. Sutherland follows the frenetic trips and lives of the cyclists who live by their own rules of the road. He documents bike messengers competing in the 2005 Cycle Messenger World Championships. Going straight to the center of this urban subculture, Sutherland serves up compelling portraits of the competitors from dozens of countries, in motion and at ease. Between events like sprints, distance racing, and skid contests, Sutherland shows us the riders' elegant physicality, complex individuality, and a unique community that crosses boundaries of race, gender, age, and class. And he doesn't shy away from the blood and bruises that are part and parcel of the bike messenger's life. The accompanying DVD is a fast-paced documentary about surviving in the streets of New York City: Messengers from all walks of life battle traffic in a race to make their next delivery on time and Sutherland lets viewers re-live the spectacle of the delivery itself" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Peter Sutherland, photography collectors, film aficionados, and bike-messenger admirers. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the true First Edition ("First Edition, 2006") still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. Hundreds of color photographs, 1 DVD. One of the most brilliant living photographer/filmmakers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1576873145. $50.00

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