His nearly 10 years bicycle messenger experience in Tokyo, Junichi “GON” Murakami is one of my best reliable Tokyo rider. TOKYO 100 MESSENGERS is his first photo exhibition. he took 100 portrait photos of Tokyo bicycle messengers from October 2011 to September 2012. I have my portrait series of NY bicycle messengers also, so I can easily imagine that it’s not easy project. Bicycle messengers are pressed for time all the time, so have to catch them while they are not hurry, which is rare. You might catch them at intersections but don’t forget your risk. Someone might be running over you while you are watching viewfinder. In my experience, I photographed them most when they are talking with a dispatcher. Never interrupt their conversations, most important thing is respect their operations.
I quitted counting years since when my dreadlock hair get too long. But I guess first time I met Junichi GON Murakami was in 2004 at the T-serve office. According to their company manager, I was not really welcome there. read this post