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The end of the exhibition in Ginza Tokyo. Next stop Nagoya!

Yesterday the 8th November 2018 was the last day of my exhibition in Ginza Tokyo. It was one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done in my life. We met so many people from so many walks of life it was so nice to talk to them and see what they thought about my exhibition. Some people came back a second time!

The staff at Canon were so helpful, kind and welcoming to me and Masae we made a lot fo new friends. We have to thank Shimbo-san, Akita-san, Furusawa-san, Hayashida-san, Iwata-san you are all amazing and the exhibition would not have been the same with out you. Thank you for believing in me and Masae.

Thank you to Frame-man and Iwata-san for doing the mounting and matting, the prints looked incredible hanging on the wall!

I feel kind of sad that it is over but ultimately I am filled more with happiness that I believe the exhibition was a success. It did not matter weather it was Sunny or pouring with rain there was always people looking at the prints.

The next stage is just around the corner and I hope we get to see many more people.

See you in Nagoya!

 Akita-san, Masae, Me and Shimida Maki-san.

Akita-san, Masae, Me and Shimida Maki-san.

 Furusawa-san, Masae, Me, Hayashia-san, Iwata-san.

Furusawa-san, Masae, Me, Hayashia-san, Iwata-san.

A very grateful first 2 days of the exhibition

Before the exhibition opened on Thursday the 1st November 2018 I hoped some people would come and see my photos. Me and Masae did not expect to see the amount of people we did in the first 2 days. To say it was overwhelming would be an understatement. We met so many people from so many walks of life and of all ages. It was amazing and I was so pleased that people all found images they liked and where different from the next person. We enjoyed talking with everyone we spoke to and where just very sad that we could not talk to everyone.

I really hope it continues into next week as well. If you are in Tokyo and have some free time come to the Canon Gallery in Ginza and say hello. Over the coming days and weeks I will try and post some more photos about from the exhibition as well.

Thank you very much for reading.

Me and Masae and the Canon Gallery

Every story has to start somewhere...

That is how I chose to start the introduction to my very first photography exhibition that is to be held at Canon’s Gallery in Ginza Tokyo. Over the coming weeks and months it will be in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. I hope to use the start of this blog as a way to document the adventure from start to finish. I thought starting this blog in the same way as my exhibition would be fitting.

On Thursday 01/11/2018 my photos will be on the walls of a gallery in Tokyo. I never thought that would happen to me and I feel extremely lucky to have this opportunity. I have to thank Masae my wife for believing in my skills as a photographer and giving me the confidence to submit my portfolio, without her I would not be writing this.

It has been a long and exciting road to get here but it is finally just around the corner. On Wednesday we go to the gallery to hang the photos in the evening and I am very much looking forward to that. I love printing my work I believe photos are objects that you can pick up and feel. It has been a lot of work but I am really happy with the results and I hope the people that come to view the photos will feel the care that was put into each print.

Once the exhibitions are complete I hope to use this blog to share some information and thoughts about photography from my point of view. I will post the photos from the exhibitions into my galleries on here.

Thank you very much for reading and I hope to see some of you at the exhibition!

Many thanks

Mark