Messengers: fast, furious, athletic, stylish. Whether weaving through city traffic at breakneck speed or hanging out on the sidewalk, today’s bike messengers are the ultimate in urban style. Because of their trendsetting influence in such areas as attitude, music and sports, this book is a statement on the driving engine of a high-energy city. Here, for the first time, they are taken off the street and into the studio. Philippe Bialobos has shot a series of rhythmic, colorful portraits which perfectly frame the messengers offbeat appearances and transfixing physical presence. The images are accompanied by various poems written by messengers from across the country.