Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Totem Pole Gallery

In Tokyo I stopped by Totem Pole Gallery and saw a cool set of prints by Keijiro Kai "Down to the Bone".

Tokyo, 2016

Tokyo, 2016

Keijiro did a good job of taking a concept all the way to prints in a gallery show. About 20 shots of one event. A tight edit let all the shots hang together. He had the key elements in each photo: Light, Color and Gesture. In the end they told an interesting story of this historical event. The flash shots in a snow storm were just so cool! The Totem Pole Gallery was also a nice set up, well done.

Pro Tip: Think Project, backwards from a print gallery show. Doesn't have to be a lot of shots, but a theme, story or poem to hold the viewers interest and emotions.