Photography News Briefs for July 2002

This month’s July 2002 issue of Asahi Camera magazine is their annual special issue on nudes. The pictorials feature nudes by a number of photographers. My favorite were the underwater nudes by marine photographer Ikuo Nakamura who usually photographs fishes instead. He had two young Japanese women swimming underwater in sunny Saipan. The rippling shadows from the ocean surface covered their white bodies in the bright blue water. Very nice..  In early June 2002, Kodak Photo Salon in Ginza (Tokyo) moved to a larger place at Tokaido Ginza Bldg. 3F, Ginza 6-4-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. It now has two galleries so two photographers can show

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PhotoBBS Now Open!

For a long time, I’ve debated over having a message board system. My excuse was always “I wouldn’t have the time to properly nurture and take care of it.” But I could never stop thinking about the potential benefits of having a message board (also called BBS or forum). It would make some things convenient, such as exhibition and event notices submitted directly by users. An online community might also develop. I’m not too confident about seeing an active online community develop because Japanese photography is not exactly a hot topic except for camera owners seeking support and people outside

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