2nd Annual ‘Fragments of Tokyo’ Exhibition

It’s on! Do drop by if you can.

We’re planning to all be there on the Saturday (3.19). Not sure if we’ll manage to organise a party at the gallery, but if there are enough people around at the end of the day on Saturday i’m sure we’ll find a way to get in to our cups.

Update: my part of the show is now up on the Magnesium Agency site, here.

You’re probably wondering what happened to Mg. The answer is something like ‘it’s on semi-permanent hiatus’. I’m being a little cheeky and using it as a means for getting some better WordPress hosting, with proper galley support…

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Wrap

Fragments of TokyoWhat a week! Last night we took the exhibition down, packed it all up, and went home… after a few beers.

It has been a great experience, and good to have so many people turn out. Don’t really know how many people we got through the door.

On the three days that i was there, there wasn’t a quiet moment… actually, around 6:30 last night, watanabe-san and i were the only ones in the gallery, we both thought it was all over. The relief was cut short by a couple of swedish photographers that we’d met in Golden Gai the night before, followed by a posse of drunk Mg’ers.

I’ve learned a couple of good lessons: everybody likes different shots, you have to get over all ideas you might have about which ones will be popular; pulling a series out of the mess on flickr, getting a consistent set of shots, really helps you see them for what they are; talking to people about photography for hours several days in a row takes it out of you!

The show as a whole came together really well. Even though we worked from a very loose theme, the four sets of pictures worked well together. That was luck, as we certainly didn’t plan it…

Wouldn’t say that, right now, i’m looking forward to doing it again, but give a few months and that’ll probably change. It’ll certainly be nice to get out there and shoot again without having this hanging over me.

Thanks to everyone who came along to the show, especially all of the friends who came along to support and helped out in so many ways. Love you all.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, i’ve posted my shots on the Magnesium site. Will have to see if the others are going to do something similar. If so i’ll send out links.

On the Wall

Fragments of Tokyo

After the usual dramatics (the styrene boards wouldn’t stick to the wall; one fell down while i was out getting padded tape… which then needed trimming, and forced me to re-order the shots) the exhibition is on the wall at Place M. I should probably mail them about fixing the link to my photograph on the front page.

Here’s hoping that they stay stuck to the wall until everyone gets to see them…

I’ll be there on Thursday from around 3pm, and most of Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The afternoon party has become an evening thing, from 6:30pm until they throw us out. It’s not clear to me how or why the time changed, but this appears to be the final answer.

Watanabe-san made the above poster for me. It’s not actually part of the show. Mostly because i couldn’t get it clean enough. Looks like it was used to clean the house! Feel free to grab it and re-blog it. <hint hint>