A white-painted bicycle leans, locked to a post a few feet away from the spot where a car struck and killed a bicyclist. Flowers decorate the abandoned bike, a visible reminder that life is fragile. This is a Ghost Bike, one of over 500 such memorials chained to fences, streetlights, and signposts across the United States. Genea Barnes discovered Ghost Bikes while shootingA white-painted bicycle leans, locked to a post a few feet away from the spot where a car struck and killed a bicyclist. Flowers decorate the abandoned bike, a visible reminder that life is fragile. This is a Ghost Bike, one of over 500 such memorials chained to fences, streetlights, and signposts across the United States. Genea Barnes discovered Ghost Bikes while shooting in New York in May 2010, and has traveled to over 50 cities searching for and photographing them. The book is divided into 2 sections. The first, the journal of Barnes' travels while searching Ghost Bikes, including small photographs that document who the bike was for, and where it was located. The next section includes images that were created from the photographs that Barnes took. The book is hard cover, 148 pages, and measures 10.25in x 10.25in x 0.75in (thick)....
|Title||:||Don't Forget Me Ghost Bikes-A Photographic Memorial|
|Number of Pages||:||148 Pages|
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Don't Forget Me Ghost Bikes-A Photographic Memorial Reviews
I've been learning about grief lately. It's such a big and challenging topic that I can't yet articulate what I've learned, but I'm compiling a grief kit and this book is part of it. Thumbing through its pages feels a lot like taking a meandering walk through an old cemetery. Dark and beautiful, this very special photo and essay book offers rich, sensual pleasure but also asks you to face exquisite pain. Ghost bikes, as a phenomenon, symbolize loss and memorial. They speak lovingly and loudly about how fleeting life and beauty can be. They also offer commentary on the fragility of life and the cruel danger of fast-moving traffic and our fast-paced lives. With her combination of photos and words, Genea Barnes wrestles all of these issues and more. She also combines her signature darkroom trick, double exposure, to place ghosts in some of the images. Some images offer stunning still life composition. Others tell a story. Still others beckon from landscapes and road trip snapshots.It's also gorgeously printed and bound so that holding it in your hands just feels good. I think it makes a unique and thoughtful gift for anybody struggling with grief as well as bicycle and photography enthusiasts.*Full disclosure: Genea is a friend and creative collaborator. She takes my professional headshots, and I'm proud to display artwork from her Body Project on my wall at home. I was involved in this project on an editorial level.*