Thanks for some information about your project. Now I'm glancing some photos of Japan. Superimposing past and current spaces by photos, it is very interesting attempt!
To make clear my understanding, please let me ask somethings about your project.
Have those pictures on the website (especially about Japan) already been found the locations and finished image processing works? Or still waiting for someone's new works? (I think you've already found most of places and made composite photographs...)
If I could get some other photos around Tokyo or Yokohama (if those pictures still remain), perhaps I can visit some places. Can you suggest me how to obtain them? ... But I wonder if my questions are out of your project or not...
I am very glad you liked our projects. We are very happy to work together with Mark Klett. He is not only a very good photographer, but also a good person. And, of course his projects developed the structural methodology involved in rephotography.
I dont mind, but I thank you to find interesting our projects to write about them in your PhD thesis.
I also hope we can stay in touch. Here you have also my email adress.
That's interesting! I didn't realize that repeat photography has become a genre in itself. The software of MIT sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to reading about what you hope to achieve by describing the approaches. By the way, what literature are you reviewing? The diaries?
I have not been able to go back to the canal since last year. If I go, is there anything I be exploring?
What have you been able to review so far? What are your findings? It would be interesting to see what you have written so that maybe the crew can resonate with the experience or take part in it somehow. :)
Hi Gary! Good to be back and I miss the discussion on board. Work has been taking it's toll but I suppose the winds have changed and it looks like I might be able to find some opportunity to help promote the project. Have you been able to do exhibits already?
Adi and Katrise will be our Watch Tower this morning. I've downloaded a GPS app for my iPhone but I'm not sure how they will be able to see me. I told them to let me know from their end what we can do to make them "following us" an interesting activity too.
thanks for the welcome! You're right, I'm having such a great and challenging time at Wimbledon. I also just recently found out that it has the most facilities (and specific support across different facilities) for a Foundation course in London.
I'm hoping to be able to contribute to this somehow, even though I'm not in my home country to be part of the Manila team's phototrips!
Hi Gary, Yes. Definitely. One of my friends who will be helping me in this project lives in Bacolod which is a ferry's ride away from Ilo Ilo. :) Definitely considering it. By the way this friend is Katrise Velhagen, she's a multi-media arts scholar at the Dela Salle University and will be helping us in the research. She just signed up right now so she's waiting for your approval to join the crew. :)
Your creative walk is very interesting Gary and I think your project has made an impact on me already. First it has re-awakened a renewed awareness on Philippine history. Second it has re-ignited my desire to find out how art and photography plays a role in my society and how it can improve our culture. Since the rise of digital SLRs the Philippines has had so many photographers walking around the cities. I read an article sometime 2005 that majority of the photographers uploaded in Multiply.com those days were from my country.
In the past, art or any creative endeavor used to be for the Elite. Now it is slowly coming to the masses creating an experience somewhat like the renaissance. It is interesting to note that a silent culture colonized by so many other countries is starting to slowly find its voice.
This makes it very parallel to my own personal creative journey. :) I'd be very interested to see and witness the results of this project and I hope we can contribute something very worthwhile to it.
With any collaborative project, there are always terms and conditions. Please take some time to read these. A lot of time was spent writing them. If there is anything you are unsure about, please email me and we can talk about it :)