Hi everybody! Today, I thought that in keeping with the Holiday spirit, and the spirit of sharing in general, I’d give you all a gift.
As you may already know, back in 2011 I had an exhibition of photos that I took while I was living and working in Japan. At the time, the idea behind the show was to provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of the people of Japan in a way that was very personal, and also very non-mainstream compared to the typical photos many Westerners see of the country. Happily, the show did very well and I got good responses back from people who attended it while it was up. Afterwards, one of the remaining notions that I had about the show was that due to space limitations, there were a number of photos that got edited out of the show that still warranted being seen and that, ideally, I’d like to share with people if at all possible. Towards that end, I created a photo book entitled “毎日 : Every Day” that was an extended version of my show which included the missing photos and which I put up for sale around the summer of last year. It was a fun project and one that has been a great experience in lots of ways.
The time has come though, that I want to give something back to the many people who read this blog, to those who attended the show, to those who have supported my photography over the years, and in general have shared time with me at some point in my life. If that sounds like I mean everyone, well . . . yup, that’s pretty much it as I have so many people who make my life wonderful day in and day out, it seems very selfish not to acknowledge my gratitude for them, despite the meagreness of my offering.
With all that out of the way, please take a moment and download a copy of my book on me. It’s my present to you and I hope that it brings you a bit of enjoyment as you thumb through the photos it contains. The format is a straight .pdf of the book as printed, so pardon the blank pages between images. You’re also more than welcome to share the link with anyone that’s interested. It’s more important to me that people get a chance to see the photos, enjoy them, and learn something about Japan than sitting on it like a miser and counting cash.
And that’s that!