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Model Call in Nagoya 29th Sept #ModelCall

Only open to people already or about to be in Nagoya Japan. If you’re travelling through, and will be in Nagoya on that afternoon, please get in touch. If you can’t do this, could you please pass this information onto a friend who might be interested. Also this is a great opportunity to build your portfolio, and to get know by me a photographer for future work. Updates to the following information will come.

What: Pose as customers in a local pub for commercial art project. The photos will be displayed at the Foreign Artists Exhibition in the first week of November.

Who: Limited to four people (preferably two men & two women) of about 30 years old. Nationalities should be mixed including Japanese and others.

When: 2-4pm, Saturday 29th Sept

Where: Local pub in Meieki, Nagoya, Japan.

Wear: Smart casual (more information to come)

Preparation: All models will be sent a Shoot Plan, which provides information to study, including how to pose, suggested pose styles, and makeup requirements and advice.

Makeup: This is a low-budget shoot, so sadly we cannot have the assistance of a MUA this time. Please prepare your own makeup as stated in the Shoot Plan.

Benefits: Trade-for-prints (up to 10 images for your portfolio and social media self-promotion, number of images will be decided later), and up to two free drinks provided by the venue. Possibility for more work in the future.

Legal: All models will be required to sign an industry standard model release in either English or Japanese.

Language: At least some English required; Japanese abilities are helpful.

Outcome: The images will be used in an art exhibition and online.

Contact: https://portfolio.japanesephotos.asia/contact.

See here for more information about model calls, and here for How to Model. モデル求人 and モデルのやり方.

A young lady in a local pub. A young lady in a local pub.

Nagoya Dance Festival – Domatsuri

New domatsuri (Nagoya Dance Festival) photos have been added to the Culture Gallery of my portfolio. There’s plenty to choose from. These are especially good for news and media distribution.

Competitors at the annual Nagoya Dance Festival (Domatsuri)

Competitors at the annual Nagoya Dance Festival (Domatsuri)

 

The origin of the festival is a little sad. It was started by some local university clubs, but was taken over by the city; taking control away from university students and to benefit the local government. However, not all is bad. Today, there are a variety of teams that compete. There are still university teams, also community groups, local towns (which include children, parents, and grandparents), overseas dance guests, and even the local professional pop group SKE48. Each team can have between about 10 to 50 members, and there can be over 200 teams participating, and so as of 2014, there were about 23,000 entrants. The best teams are typically the university clubs who aim to win; and the teams that are usually the most impressive are typically the Kyoto and Hokkaido teams. The music is played from an accompanying truck that rolls ahead of the group as they advance along the street. The crowds are dazzled by amazing costumes and amazing dance moves. Of course, the teams of older ladies and community groups are there for the experience, but there are groups that are amazing to watch.

Competitors at the annual Nagoya Dance Festival (Domatsuri)

Competitors at the annual Nagoya Dance Festival (Domatsuri)

 

The event generates a huge number of photos, and so eventually I will cut back on the number I keep in my portfolio. So, please get the ones you want as soon as possible.

Gallery: https://portfolio.japanesephotos.asia/gallery/Nagoya-Domatsuri/G0000WrxJRrx512o/C0000NMg8GDdr2Vs

Competitors at the annual Nagoya Dance Festival (Domatsuri)

Competitors at the annual Nagoya Dance Festival (Domatsuri)

References: https://www.domatsuri.com/english/
Previous posts: https://japanesephotos.asia/blog/tag/domatsuri/

New artwork: Meieki Blur on sale until 20th Aug, order now

I’ve been sooooo incredibly busy. I wish I could have put this out sooner. This image was chosen after the voting competition to choose the best in July, and where Robin M won. However, for him/her to claim their prize, we need at least 12 sales. Please share this information, but more importantly, please please decorate your walls with this very fine art print. This will be on sale until 20th Aug 2018, so order now. After the 20th I’ll begin the printing and mounting process, and orders will be put into the mail as soon as possible. A portion of sales will also contribute to Tree Nation, and organisation that aims to support the future. More images and details at:  https://ablyth-shop.com/collections/ablyth-art/products/ablyth-framed-art-meieki-blur

Each print will be hand-signed and numbered by Andrew. This print will be the first of a series on a similar theme.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

 

Andrew signing a print of Meieki Blur.

 

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

 

Andrew testing different pens to find the one that works best for signing this particular image.

 

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

BREAKING: Mexico wins the World Cosplay Summit 2018. Details:

As I sit here writing this, it’s after midnight, still getting over my heatstroke, and still importing the images from my memory cards. It was at least 39 degrees Celsius (over 100 degrees F) today, which is too hot for any outdoor activities. I struggled with the minor competition outdoors at Oasis 21. Later, thankfully, the main event with the international performances was held in partially air conditioned the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. I still don’t think my brain is working as well as it could be.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The international performances were great. However, there was one performance that was head and shoulders above the others. Mexico. They won a bunch of minor awards, and the Grand Prize. It was well deserved the win. Their performance was a recreated battle scene based on the computer game Street Fighter.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The performance was amazing to watch. Every move seemed to go off without a hitch, and it truely represented very well the Street Fighter game. Furthermore, the crowd went wild during the performance and after. The many thousands of fans watching over the internet voted with a 50.7% preference for them to win the NicoNico award.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The photos of this astounding performance and more are available for sale via the portfolio. Updates will come.

 

Update 8th Aug: The Mexican team are the BananaCosBoys. My tweet announcing them the winners went viral with hundreds of shares and reshares, and thousands of likes already.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

Wednesday Wander

I’ve been making Wednesday a mission day; to get out and shoot some city life. I’ve been posting these to Instagram, but when I post multiple photos, they don’t get automatically reposted here. So, for as often as I can, I’ll be posting “Wednesday Wander” photos here too. Many photos I’ll eventually add to my portfolio. See the links in the menu. Let me know what you think.

City of Ghosts on display at the Nagoya Foreign Artists Exhibition FAE2017

This is the first display by me for a few years. Please come and check it out, perhaps meet me, and see many other wonderful work by other expat artists. Details:

I’ll be there on Wednesday afternoon, late Friday, and some of Saturday and Sunday. This collection will expand in the coming year or so with more photos relating to this concept.

FAE2017 City of Ghosts exhibition panel

FAE2017 City of Ghosts exhibition panel

About the series

A film expert discovered the first colour footage taken of London. After reviewing this footage, he felt that whilst cities are permanent, in fact London has changed little since 1927, the people are constantly changing. Our lives are fleeting and transient, and so he said that people are like ghosts passing through the city. In fact, we live our lives, and carry out our affairs with earnest, energy, seriousness, and with hard determination. All of our struggles, achievements, disasters, love, loss, happiness, sadness, and more are lived out in these spaces called ‘a city’. However, what remains of our individual lives after we die? Very little. The architecture, the monuments, the transport spaces, offices, work spaces, the market spaces, the houses, and the culture of the people who survive today, which will be passed on and tweaked by each new generation. Otherwise, there is no memory of the individual people will remain, except for a few monuments. Even though we are alive now, we are already merely ghosts passing through the permanence of the city space.



Um especialista em cinema descobriu as primeiras imagens a cores tiradas de Londres. Depois de revisar estas filmagens, ele sentiu que enquanto cidades são permanentes, de fato, Londres mudou pouco desde 1927, as pessoas estão constantemente mudando. A nossas vidas são fugazes e transitórias e, portanto, ele disse que as pessoas são como fantasmas passando pela cidade. Na verdade, vivemos as nossas vidas e realizamos nossos assuntos com ânsia, energia, seriedade e com determinação. Todas as nossas lutas, conquistas, desastres, amor, perda, felicidade, tristeza e mais, são vividos nesses espaços chamados de “cidade”. No entanto, o que resta das nossas vidas individuais depois de morrer? Muito pouco. A arquitetura, os monumentos, os espaços de transporte, os escritórios, os espaços de trabalho, os espaços de mercado, as casas e a cultura das pessoas que sobrevivem hoje, que serão passadas e ajustadas por cada nova geração. De outro modo, não há memórias de pessoas individuais que permanecerão, com exceção de alguns monumentos. Embora estejamos vivos agora, já somos meramente fantasmas passando pela permanência do espaço da cidade.

 

ある映画専門家が、ロンドンを撮影した最初のカラー映像を発見した。この映像を鑑賞後彼は、街は永久不変である一方、―1927年からロンドンは少しだけ変わったと言えるが― 人々は絶えず変化していると感じた。彼はまた、我々の人生は儚く移ろうもので、人々は皆街をさまよう幽霊のようだとも言っている。事実、我々は自分達の人生を生き、固い決意とともに、熱心に、元気に、真剣に日々の業務を遂行する。我々のすべての苦労、成果、惨事、愛、喪失、幸福、悲哀といったものが、「街」という空間に生き延びている。しかし、我々の死後、個々の人生のうちで何が残るだろうか。ほとんど何も残らない。建築、記念碑、輸送空間、オフィス、仕事場、市場、家、そして今日生きる人々の文化は、新しい世代によって受け継がれ、改変されていく。そうでなければ、いくつかの記念碑以外に、個人の記憶は残らない。今生きているにも関わらず、我々は既に永久的な都市空間をさまよう幽霊にすぎない。

Summer theme photos #ModelCall in #Nagoya #名古屋

Wanted: Models. Men, women, young, old, whatever.

Theme: Japanese summer.

When: Summer (Any time now to mid-September), but contact me as soon as possible, so I can fix my schedule.

Where: Mostly Nagoya (Sakae, Shin-Sakae, Higashiyama Botanic Gardens, Tsurumai Park, or even Shin-Maiko on the Meitetsu Line), but I may also do a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto. For travelling models, look at my Nagoya, Kyoto, and Tokyo pages for ideas.

 



Young Japanese lady at Sensoji Temple with Tokyo Skytree in the background.

 

Why: Actually, I’m not normally available to shoot in summer in Japan, and so I have this big gap in my portfolio. Also, I really don’t know what to shoot, and so I need some practice and a chance to experiment with a summer theme.

Paid: For the right model, yes I can pay. Otherwise, TFP (Trade for photos), which is perfect for models wanting their first photos for their portfolios, for professional models wanting shots for their Instagram feed, and creative models & MUA wanting help on a project.

What: I’d prefer to show typical Japanese summer themes like fireworks, festivals, but also water and sea. However, I’d be happy to hear your ideas and creatively plan a shoot together.

What to wear: Depends on the theme and creative style we can plan. If a summer festival, then a yukata would be great. If in the city, then summer fashion themes. If you have another idea, please tell me.

More info: My standard model call (en) and モデル求人, 日本語 (jp).

 



Young American lady leaving a restaurant in Nagoya, Japan.

Found drone. If it’s yours, tell me the serial number.

Found drone. If it’s yours, tell me the serial number. Sorry, I can’t give you the jellyfish. ドローンを藤前干潟で見つけました。もし、持ち主の方がいましたらシリアルナンバーを教えてください。クラゲは残念ながらお渡しできませんが🤣

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats

The drone was found on the mud flats upside down, with a jellyfish on it. It obviously had been awash with salty sea water and so it may be dead anyway.
Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2sDXXY0.
Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Update: Got the footage, and it seems the drone belongs to this guy with the controller. He and his buddy look so happy and proud. Contact me.
The probable owner of the drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

The probable owner of the drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

 

Update:
I’ve contacted DJI Japan asking if they can match the serial number on the drone with the owner. Their reply, below, says that they don’t not have the contact details. Next step: Drop it in at a police station. I’ve started to use #藤前干潟 on social media, as that seems to show the right location on Instagram and Twitter. If you can share this blog post with that hashtag, I’m sure it will help. 

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