If I'm remembering correctly, I first saw one of Shinya Kimura's motorcycles on a biker build off show on TLC when they used to have that kind of thing. First I was struck dumb by the absolute beauty of the machine itself, but what really sold me was Kimura's philosophy and passion about the craft. While most guys on that show were shooting for the bigger, meaner, more outrageous looks for their bikes, Kimura was quietly building these amazing sculptures that also happened to be motorcycles. The man is a true artist.
via The Selvedge Yard