Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

I had the great fortune to also check out the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography during my visit. This was a great stop and I enjoyed the 3 exhibitions below.

1. Dawn of Japanese Photography Hokkaido and Tohoku
2. Erwin Blumenfeld: A Hidden Ritual of Beauty
3. Mario Giacomelli: The Black is Waiting for the White

Artist JR at Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

One of my favorite artists, French activist JR in Tokyo - what luck!

His 2011 TED prize talk is worth seeing if you haven't already...

My friend Kim and I were able to participate in JR's Inside Out project.

Japan Portrait Project: Tsunami Survivor Tribute
You can see the poster falling from the sky printer!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Recent Work

Resort As Paradise
Resort as Paradise

Resort As Paradise

Non-Paradise Postcard
Non-Paradise Postcard

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Artists I'm looking at

Gregory Crewdson 
New documentary on this artist's work titled "Brief Encounters." I just missed a viewing here in in Honolulu in January. I can't wait to check this out on DVD. Watch the trailer here:

"Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdon's 10-year quest to create a series of haunting, surreal, and stunningly elaborate portraits of small-town American life - filmed with unprecendented access as he makes perfect renderings of a disturbing, imperfect world."

Charlie White
Check out this interesting article on White's work:

"Charlie White doesn't take photographs. He constructs them. Like a Hollywood director, he orchestrates scenes, commissions sets, hires actors, and employs a visual effects team."

Ashley Bickerton
Article: Surfing Sin City with Ashley Bickerton

"In this new world, the white man's vision of romantic primitivism is taken for a spin by the dragon-lady's daughter. There's no victim or seducer in this tango. The garlanded belles belie their dark junkie sides. Bickerton parodies the tropes of island-exotica..."

Friday, March 8, 2013

LIGHT Exhibition at Pauahi Tower

I'm looking forward to participating in this exhibition. Four images from my Seascapes series will be showcased.  It opens tonight, 4:30-6:30pm. See you there!

NY Lyric Postcard Project & The 1000 Journals Project

A friend recently sent me a link to the NY Lyric Project:  It's an interesting idea where a fan submits a lyric to the artist and an old (or new?) postcard is sent back to the fan with the lyrics hand-written on. Although I am moving away from working with postcards specifically, I appreciate how others are collaborating with strangers and using the postcard itself as a platform for exchange.

This also reminds me of San Fransisco based artist "someguy's" The 1000 Journals Project:

"The 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment attempting to follow 1000 journals throughout their travels. The goal is to provide a method for interaction and shared creativity among friends and strangers."

If interested, there's a documentary on this project, here's the trailer: