Feeling like the coffee is not enough this week.
Looking at Some contemporary Japanese photography as a prelude for attending Hokusai at NGV this weekend. Portraits by Hideaki Hamada and Irwin Wong. Two contrasting approaches to portraiture, one light, the other darker, more moody…
Listening to Monoral
Most of what I have been looking at recently are lighting setups that I can use my newly acquired foam head to test out. Finding space to use for this is also sucking up my free time.
Listening to Stereopony, a now defunct Japanese band who sat on the fringe of J-pop, perhaps undeservedly, though admittedly, they don’t sound quite as intense as Monoral. What attracts me to Japanese bands is the fusion of west and east, You end up with these interesting combinations of eastern melodies or traditional percussion with western themes and instruments.