Sturgis, South Dakota, is a culture unto itself, a motorcycling Mecca for hundreds of thousands of bikers who make the trek to town each August Sturgis is a place unlike any other, a place that for one week every summer becomes the center of the universe for motorcycle enthusiasts Sturgis features nearly a quarter of a century s worth of artistic photography by noted photographer Michael Lichter Lichter s camera has captured the annual motorcycle rally and the culture it inspires since the 1970s The magnificent aura, change, expression, and personality of this multi faceted event can best be seen through the eyes of someone who has been there through the years, and this book paints the perfect picture of everything that has been and still is The Sturgis Rally , Over twenty years of photography from the world s greatest motorcycle rally, Packed with photos that are featured at art and museum galleries around the world, Succinct text highlights the world of Sturgis and what the event represents to the motorcycle community...
|Title||:||Sturgis: The Photography of Michael Lichter|
|Publisher||:||Motorbooks 1st edition July 13, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||168 pages|
|File Size||:||965 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Sturgis: The Photography of Michael Lichter Reviews
Michael Lichter's name should appear in the thesaurus as a synonym for Sturgis Rally. He first photographed at the rally in 1979, and the motorcycle imagery world has not been the same since. Lichter has a way of not only capturing an image, but also of getting the viewer's head to think he's right there as well; that takes skill and a little bit of heart too. If you've never made Sturgis, then the imagery in this work will give you a taste of what you have missed. If you have made the rally, then the images Michael shares will take you back to those personal memories which you cherish. Not only is the event and its people covered, but the ride to the event is explored with its own vivid photography. The coverage is not just one single event either, images from the beginning of Lichter's participation, right up until the time this work called 'Sturgis' got "put to bed" in 2002, are included. Classic Americana which much of society overlooks; a not to be missed photo album for those who live to ride.
what a great price I got this wonderful book for. This is seriously worth putting on your coffee table. The raw realness behind these photos shows the real life of bikers, sturgis, and the lifestyle that is being a biker. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves motorcycles (and the REAL kind, not those crotch rocket p.o.s.'s)
This book was sold in "like new" condition and it was ABSOLUTELY A LIE! Dust cover was worn, pages were bent, and there were the previous owner's miscellany in random pages. Shame on you! If I hadn't been so horribly busy and stressed at the time I would have gotten it returned...hopefully this review prevents anyone else from purchasing from this seller!!!
I have yet to visit South Dakota and the Sturgis rally, yet I can console myself with Michael Lichter's wild and beautiful photography. Dave Nichols, the Editor of Easyrider, writes a snappy intro that expresses how close to the edge Lichter goes to capture a powerful image and the photos reflect that wild dangerous edge as do some of the people pictured...and of course these are my favorite photos! The "just married" image which is a posterior shot of both the bike and the couple is juxtaposed with sheer perfection -- the young woman's stunning body and the gritty image of the beer cans attached to the bike. You can almost hear the rumble of the bike and the beer cans banging against pavement in celebration of their biker union and this is just one of many standouts. The bikes and the people are more unusual than what you see on the Discovery Channel. Bottom line...If you can't get to Sturgis, South Dakota, this book rocks and if you have been there, you still want this book because it documents 20 years of a very wild ride, gritty, wonderful crazy people, and beautiful American countryside.
When I was Christmas shopping I decided to buy this book as a gift for myself. It may be the best gift I get this year. I've been to Sturgis almost every year since 1980, which is just about the period this book covers. I've seen all the changes Michael Lichter's photos cover. Michael Lichter is a true biker, and it shows in his photography. He loves motorcycles, he loves bikers, and he loves the Sturgis rally. That is clear in every page of this book.