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Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques

Ronny Jaques may be a relatively unknown photographer for mainstream fashion audience, however he is one of the most innovative photographer in his class, of the same caliber of Slim Arons and Richard Avedon (the latter arguably being the most well-known). The 2008 published “Stolen Moments: The Photographs of Ronny Jaques” by Pamela Fiori displays [...]

A Samurai Spirit: Rome Kanda

Chatting with Japanese actor and comedian Rome Kanda at J-Pop Summit Festival 2012 was one of those random opportunities that I can’t help feeling truly blessed and humbled. I was passing through in front of New People building trying to get something to eat in between one event to the next when the opportunity to [...]

When Painting Comes to Life – Riusuke Fukahori

Lately I’ve been chatting with photographers who express their complaint with digital photography. While it’s now superior to the traditional analog photographs, there’s still this “void” of emotion. The resulting image is missing what the photographer’s feeling the moment he captures the picture. In other words, it’s difficult for photographers to convey their feelings about [...]