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At 11:29am on April 17, 2012, Apis Cerana japonica said…

Hello Gary

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...

At 3:36pm on April 16, 2012, Ricard Martinez said…

Hi, Gary,

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.

I just posted your project in our FB page.

All the best


At 4:43am on April 16, 2012, Ricard Martinez said…

Hi, Gary,

I found this project very interesting. By both, the project itself and the way to do it through the social net. 

I take part of a group into rephotography. We have done so far some projects and public installations:

Recently I have co-curated an exhibition in Barcelona on this subject:

And here you have the virtual part of this exhibition:

I found your project on the Internet. I wanted to log in to follow it, I hope you don't mind if I don't take a part of it, because for me it difficult to reach the destinations of the HMS Challenger.

Anyway, I want to help spread your project.


Ricard Martinez

At 9:09am on November 7, 2011, Kathy Ponce said…
Hi Gary!  This is perfect. :)  Thanks!  I'll help spread the word.
At 7:11am on November 4, 2011, Kathy Ponce said…
By next week I guess? :)
At 12:59am on November 4, 2011, Kathy Ponce said…
That's quite interesting! :)  Okay I will make sure to let you know when I go back.
At 3:04pm on November 3, 2011, Kathy Ponce said…

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? 

At 8:41am on November 3, 2011, Kathy Ponce said…
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. :)
At 12:12am on November 3, 2011, Kathy Ponce said…
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?
At 8:45am on June 2, 2011, Tony Dawson said…

Hi Gary


The 1874 photos I'd like to see at higher resolution are 640 (46447_big), 647 (46454_big) and 648 (46455_big). I need to be able to see more detail of the background if I'm to determine the locations.


I'll post a blog on Commodore Lambert and the time spent by HMS Challenger on the Australia Station in the years before the survey voyage

At 10:37pm on March 19, 2011, Ian Sharp said…

Hi Gary


Thanks for the welcome.


Retaking the Falklands shots will take some doing as the Government Jetty is no longer there,I might be able to do it from across the Harbour with my long lens.


The Balsam Bogs could be anywhere around Stanley,is there anything that could give me a more specific location.


The shot across the Harbour from the North shore should be straight forward as there is a road that runs round to Navy Point now.


The Stone Run at Sparrow Cove is almost the same as the original shot.





At 6:47am on November 27, 2010, Kathy Ponce said…
Hi Gary,

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.
At 8:47pm on November 26, 2010, Adrienne Santos said…
Hi Gary,

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!
At 8:08pm on November 23, 2010, Kathy Ponce said…
Hi Gary, will do that. By the way how do I get an RSS feed for the site?
At 5:38pm on November 23, 2010, Chris le Roux said…
Thanks, Gary, hope I can contribute to your project, here in Cape Town. Heard you on 567 CapeTalk this morning.
At 4:44pm on November 22, 2010, Kathy Ponce said…
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. :)
At 6:56am on November 22, 2010, Kathy Ponce said…
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 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.
At 11:43pm on November 21, 2010, Josemaria Alvaro Alejo Cabañes said…
Hi Gary, I'm from Kathy Ponce's team from Manila. I'll helping them with the research and locating the spots in the pictures from here.
At 6:20pm on November 19, 2010, Kathy Ponce said…
Another question: I'm really interested in the purpose of your study and how you envision your findings to be at the end of this journey. What made you start this voyage to begin with? :)
At 5:59pm on November 19, 2010, Kathy Ponce said…
Thanks a bunch Gary. I'm now about to plot my schedule and touch base with friends in the area so that I can go ahead with re-creating the memories of HMS. :)

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