Photographs from a small group of islands
Dec 22 2017 12 Comments
Putting a very different kind of X in Merry Xmas.
12/22/2017 at 11:30 am
and araki kurisumasu to you! ..or a hoppy one!
I half expected some Araki type squiggly bits GIMP drawn over the altered (?) image, especially as there was a recent Ricoh featured, as linked to another rather renowned photo guy.
I couldn’t spot the original image in your portfolio to compare to, but it is still ‘smashing’.
12/22/2017 at 7:17 pm
Ah, not aware of that. Was the Ricoh linked photographer Moriyama Daido by any chance?
This is the shot in my portfolio: https://goo.gl/o2EbR9 (if on a mobile it’ll just take you to the set it is in). Basically the same apart from being processed slightly differently.
12/22/2017 at 9:48 pm
It was indeed, certainly with the GX and GXR models :O) I will have to do some more internet foraging now!
Thanks. I thought it was more different than just the tastefully placed Christmas message and its skillfully added reflections and the vibrancy!
12/22/2017 at 11:28 pm
Thought it might have been! Very interested to see what you find.
Cheers. Nah, still the same. Which to be honest is oddly reassuring. The area it’s in is modernising quickly, but this scene hasn’t changed for what is clearly a very long time. Hopefully it’ll stay that way too.
12/29/2017 at 2:46 am
Excluding references to Nikon compacts, Moryama Daido seems to have used the Ricoh GX200 so if he has used that for after dark shots and got results, he must be a photographer genius indeed!
The colour images on his website could just be ‘GX’
12/29/2017 at 10:50 am
Interesting. I knew he used the Ricoh GR film camera. Had no idea he’d used their digital ones too.
I’m a real admirer of his film work. Got quite a few of his books at home. But his digital photography doesn’t produce the same response. The atmosphere he created with film just isn’t there for me…
12/22/2017 at 3:44 pm
Awesome! An x-rated Christmas! 😉
12/22/2017 at 7:20 pm
Thanks! And yes, certainly something a little different…
12/25/2017 at 2:45 pm
Ha! Merry Xmas! 🙂
12/26/2017 at 9:40 am
Thanks. Merry Christmas to you too!
12/26/2017 at 2:34 pm
I believe I saw her picture in the 1960’s. She may have aged a bit since…
12/26/2017 at 5:56 pm
Yeah. Despite the longevity Japanese people are known for, I presume she left that particular trade a long, long time ago.
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