Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, September 11, 2004. Canon EOS Elan IIe, 50/1.8 II, Konica Pan 400
For reasons unknown, the “Japan Photographers” mailing list was pulled “off the air” so to speak by one of its owners today, wiping out the subscriber list as well as, sadly, the list archives (so it seems).
Therefore the list has moved and is attempting to get back on its feet again. For the moment, the list is here. If you were a subscriber to the previous list and haven’t been contacted about the new list, please head on over there and subscribe if you are so inclined. And if you didn’t know about the previous list but you are interested in Japan and Photography and how those two things intersect, then by all means subscribe as well.
What was nice about the list was that it helped to bring together those of us living in the Tokyo area on more than once occassion, to shoot, talk “shop”, look at each others’ portfolios, and forge some relationships. An example of the kind of stuff that had been happening was a film-processing workshop recently given by James Luckett of consumptive.org fame. The photo below (click on it for more) is from that night. It’s been brought to my attention that the photos I uploaded made the workshop and its participants seem so serious (to wit, this). It really wasn’t anything of the sort, but it’s funny how my editing of the two rolls I shot came out that way. Probably a reflection of other events that were going on that day, but I’ll obliquely leave it at that.
Jim O’Connell inspecting the negs, August 28, 2004. Canon EOS Elan IIe, 50/1.8 II, Fuji Neopan 1600