Nice How To Market A Product photos

A few nice how to market a product images I found:

Optifort
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Image by John Kratz
Forte was a manufacturer of photographic film and paper products, based in Hungary. In 1949, they introduced the Optifort camera, available only to the Hungarian market, and only until 1950. It’s made of cast aluminum and finished in glossy black lacquer.
This example arrived at my doorstep directly from Budapest. I wonder – aside from this one, how many (if any) of these cameras are there in the USA?

floating market
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Image by j3ssl33
Thailand’s floating markets are among the most-photographed destinations in the country. The river and ‘klong’ markets give a realistic glance of how daily life must have been in earlier times. The floating markets are where the sellers, their boats laden with a wide variety of tropical fruits, flowers, vegetables and fresh produce, come to meet and barter their products with other traders. These days, modern supermarkets and department stores have largely replaced the traditional floating markets, but a few still survive. –http://www.thailand.com/travel/recreation/recreation_float.htm

[Photo Archive] July 2007
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Camera: Nikon D80 + 18-135mm lens kit
© Kalandrakas | www.jessleecuizon.com

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Nice Niche Markets photos

A few nice niche markets images I found:

All Saints Church – Bakewell – North Church Street
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Image by ell brown
The Church of All Saints in Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Seen when we went to the Old House Museum.

North Church Street view and church yard.

Grade I listed.

Church of All Saints, Bakewell

BAKEWELL

SK2168 SOUTH CHURCH STREET
831-1/4/166 (North side)
13/03/51 Church of All Saints

GV I

Church, originally of collegiate status. C12 and C13 possibly
incorporating some Saxon masonry; C14 and C15 additions; tower
and transepts rebuilt 1841-52 by William Flockton of Sheffield
who replicated the medieval design; nave arcades replaced 1852
by Weightman and Hadfield of Sheffield; chancel restored
1879-82 by Gilbert Scott the younger. North vestry 1897; most
roofs C20.
MATERIALS: ashlar sandstone; lead roofs.
PLAN: cruciform plan having south porch to 4-bay aisled nave,
3-bay south transept with chapel in east aisle, 3-bay chancel
and one-bay north transept adjoined by low north vestry.
Embattled throughout.
EXTERIOR: nave: offset buttresses flank C12 west door with 2
orders of colonnettes, beakhead ornament and saltire crosses;
fragmentary blind arcading above has chevrons. C15 3-light
west window having C19 Geometrical tracery and hoodmould. C15
south porch with diagonal buttresses, double-chamfered arch
and hoodmould beneath niche; C18 oval sundial to right.
Unrestored C13 inner door with dogtooth ornament. Restored C13
north door.
Perpendicular clerestory lit by square-headed 2- and 3-light
windows; arms of Vernon and Pype on south parapet; insignia of
Thomas Haywood to north.
South transept: moulded plinth, angle buttresses with offsets
and gablets with fleur-de-lys. 2 south doors with clustered
colonnettes beneath cusped roundel and embellished pointed
arch. 4-light window over has Geometrical tracery; outer
shafts rise from carved heads; hoodmould returns as a string
course; octagonal corner pinnacles.
West side with pilaster buttresses and lancets with
hoodmoulds; carved string course beneath 3 trefoils. Lean-to
east chapel with more elaborate buttresses and Decorated
tracery to 3-light windows with hoodmoulds.
North transept: Perpendicular 3-light window to east; 3-light
window to north with Geometrical tracery; gable cross. Vestry:
diagonal buttresses and central north buttress; square-headed
windows of 2 and 3 lights having cusped ogee heads.
Tower: octagonal belfry has string course beneath louvred
2-light openings; moulded oversailing course with gargoyles
beneath embattled parapet behind which rises the octagonal

spire with weather-vane.
Chancel: buttresses between bays, to the angles and to centre
of east end. South-west window obscured by east chapel of
south transept. Priest’s door with 2-centred arch, colonnettes
and hoodmould. String course with gargoyles; cross to east
parapet. Restored C13 Y-tracery windows to the chancel and
nave aisles.
INTERIOR: C12 round arches to short west bay of nave, also
similar blind arches in the west walls of the aisles; some
walling above the arches may be Saxon. Remaining aisle arcades
of 1852 with round piers, octagonal capitals and
cavetto-moulded arches.
Crossing: restored 1841-43 with tall arches having filleted
shafts and colonnettes; ribbed vault. South transept (known as
the Newark) c1220-1240 rebuilt 1841-52: arcade to Vernon
Chapel with quatrefoiled piers having shafts in the diagonals;
deeply-moulded arches.
Chancel: late C13 sedilia and double piscina under linked
hoodmoulds. Windows have nook shafts and rere arches. Mosaic
floor of c1880. C14 octagonal font with cusped arches over
whole figures.
Near the font are parts of 3 medieval misericords; Royal Arms
of Charles II dated 1678 and an early C19 board listing church
fees.
FITTINGS: stone pulpit. Brass eagle lectern. Altar and reredos
in north transept by Sir Ninian Comper. Chancel woodwork of
1879-82 incorporates some medieval fragments. Canopied choir
stalls; misericords and carved panels in niches adjoining the
screen. Altarpiece with Crucifixion, woodcarving by Kuchemann
of Battersea, 1882. Screen to Vernon Chapel C14 modified C17.
Organ by Brindley and Foster of Sheffield 1883; resited and
enlarged 1954, rebuilt 1989. Newark screen of 1983. In the
north aisle a C15 oak parish chest and a Church Warden’s Safe
of 1814.
MONUMENTS: of particular note the small alabaster wall
monument to Sir Godfrey Foljambe and wife c1377 (east end of
south aisle). Vernon Chapel: to Sir Thomas Wendesley d.1403
lying in armour on a later base.
Small alabaster tomb-chest to John Vernon, d.1477.
Polychromatic tomb chest to Sir George Vernon, d.1567, with 2
wives.
Standing wall monument to John Manners, d.1584 and wife
Dorothy Vernon; they kneel facing across a prayer desk, the
children below.
Large and more impressive standing monument to Sir George
Manners, d.1623 and wife Grace Pierrepoint d.1650 with their
children in prayer and a baby in swaddling clothes.
Various plaques on west wall of south transept include several

C17 brasses; the most elaborate to William Savile, d.1658,
‘Steward to the Earle of Rutland’.
Various wall monuments in the chancel.
STAINED GLASS: north aisle window of 1893 by Henry Holiday;
another by Kempe. Chancel east window of 1892. North transept
window of 1881 by Hardman. Resurrection window in Vernon
Chapel, 1859 also by Hardman. South porch contains a
remarkable and very important collection of Anglo-Saxon,
Norman and early medieval fragments discovered during the
major works of the mid C19; other fragments against west wall
of north aisle.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1986-: 71-74; Knighton L: Bakewell Church
(Guide): 1985-).

Listing NGR: SK2155668483

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.

Niche market
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Image by Brett Jordan
For the exegete who has everything!

www.zazzle.co.uk/exegetical_wisdom_t_shirts-2359716330910…

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Digitage Web 2.0
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Image by ocean.flynn
Logos from Web 2.0 are caught in the web somewhere between NASA photos of deep space, science fiction landscapes of our inner space, the synapses of the brain, the virtual space that is not abstract, imagined or really real.

Web 2.0, is a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2004 for a series of conferences on a revivified Internet. O’Reilly (2005) in what is now considered to be his seminal article claimed that, “If Netscape was the standard bearer for Web 1.0, Google is most certainly the standard bearer for Web 2.0 (O’Reilly 2005). He contrasted Web 1.0 with Web 2.0 by citing examples: DoubleClick vs Google AdSense, Ofoto vs Flickr, Britannica Online vs Wikipedia, personal websites vs blogging, domain name speculation vs search engine optimization, page views vs cost per click, publishing vs participation, content management systems vs wikis directories (taxonomy) vs tagging (”folksonomy”) and stickiness vs syndication. The conceptual map his team devised provides a sketch of Web 2.0 showing social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies.

Although some argue that it does not exist as anything more than geek jargon, for this new user, it is a promising and surprising paradigm shift in the Internet and in software development. I began blogging using Web 2.0 freeware in September 2006. Numerous users like myself have access to sophisticated, ever-improving software technologies since the cost of development is shared among enthusiastic nerds and geeks (in a good way). Freeware on Web 2.0 is not proprietary by nature but is capable of generating huge profits because of the viral way in which users share in the development, marketing and growth of the product while improving connectivity and in content in the process.

NB Digitage updated 2010 www.flickr.com/photos/oceanflynn/6632389481

Selected webliography

Tim O’Reilly, 2005. "What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software". Uploaded 09/30/2005. Accessed January 6, 2007.

“Painting by Richard Patterson: Half Minotaur, 2000 (Oil on canvas)” / Timothy Taylor Gallery / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14113.SQ
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Image by See-ming Lee (SML)
Richard Patterson (born 1963 in Leatherhead, Surrey) is an English artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs).

YBA is essentially a collective born out of a group show which successfully got its relevant media attention because of various marketing strategy of getting “important people” to notice them. Before the age of Internet / social media, getting “taste makers” to give a positive review appears to jump start your career quite nicely.

So what is the significance to his green butt of a toy minotaur figure? If you somehow fell in love with the YBAs many years ago then you would love it regardless what is on the paint. For the recently initiated, I do not see much in this judging purely from a singular art work point of view.

It is cute. That’s about it. If you are looking to art as a financial investment though, it is worth a look.

Richard Patterson
‘Half Minotaur’, 2000
Oil on canvas
38 1/8 x 38 1/8 in
97 x 97 cm

# Richard Patterson
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Patterson_(artist)

# Timothy Taylor Gallery
15 Carlos Place
London W1K 2EX
United Kingdom
www.timothytaylorgallery.com/

# SML Data
+ Date: 2013-05-23T17:40:56+0800
+ Dimensions: 3085 x 3085
+ Exposure: 1/40 sec at f/8.0
+ Focal Length: 36 mm
+ ISO: 640
+ Camera: Canon EOS 6D
+ Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
+ GPS: 22°16’59" N 114°10’22" E
+ Location: ???????? Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
+ Workflow: Lightroom 4
+ Serial: SML.20130523.6D.14113.SQ
+ Series: ???? Photojournalism, SML Fine Art, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

# Media Licensing
Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee ??? / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

“Painting by Richard Patterson: Half Minotaur, 2000 (Oil on canvas)” / Timothy Taylor Gallery / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14113.SQ
/ #Photojournalism #CreativeCommons #CCBY #SMLPhotography #SMLUniverse #SMLFineArt #Crazyisgood #SMLProjects
/ #?? #?? #China #?? #HongKong #?? #?? #photography #Art #FineArt #ArtBasel #ABHK #RichardPatterson #TimothyTaylorGallery #WTF #Toys #bokeh #YBA

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Nice What Is Marketing photos

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Belfast’s big wheel!
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Image by ~ l i t t l e F I R E ~
Christmas Market, Belfast City Hall…I never get my Christmas cards out on time – so here’s to all you flickrites out there…MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy and peaceful New Year – thanks for visiting my flickr pics and please come back again next year (who knows what that holds?)!

Stand Out from The Crowd Unique Golf Tee Game September 19, 20119
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Image by stevendepolo
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www.openforum.com/articles/the-single-most-powerful-word-…
www.vanseodesign.com/css/block-element-modifier/
lifehacker.com/before-you-start-a-business-list-ten-ways-…
www.businessinsurance.org/how-to-stand-out-business-advic…
bdentzy.com/category/blog/nerdosity/
mottis.com/when-were-all-one-in-a-million/
lukeguy.com/secret-seeing-future/
janefriedman.com/2014/05/20/competitive-title-analysis/
roslederman.com/roswrites/2014/10/22/wow-wednesday-42/
www.grandascent.com/12441/are-all-men-the-same-5-things-t…
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www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/02/9-tips-to-help-you-b…
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writershelpingwriters.net/2015/03/why-give-your-character…
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blog.bidsketch.com/sales/identifying-value-proposition/?n…
www.entrepreneur.com/article/231133
www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/12/payscales-vip-blog-r…
steveradick.com/2013/05/26/how-a-new-communications-gradu…
journalismresearchnews.org/article-vox-pops-give-a-biased…
www.bbc.be/en/b2b-business-to-business-marketing/what/str…
janefriedman.com/kindle-scout-book-deal/
journalismresearchnews.org/article-vox-pops-give-a-biased…
www.bbc.be/nl/b2b-business-to-business-marketing/what/str…
www.collegeraptor.com/getting-in/articles/college-applica…

Zaandam Windmolen
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Image by Shaojin+AT
Picture: Almost rain at Windmill Farm
Location: Zaandam, Netherlands

The Netherlands is synonymous for its windmills, clogs, tulips, canals, cheese markets… practically everything that you would expect to find in a charming and utterly picturesque country. But, whatever image you associate with the lowlands, the first thing likely to come to mind is the windmill (molen). Such is the importance of these living monuments that there is even a National Windmill Day (11 May), and on festive occasions or national holidays molens are decked out in flowers, garlands, figures of angels or the Dutch flag. For centuries, windmills have helped the Dutch fight water shortages so it is little wonder that they were the first to develop ‘windmill technology.’ In the glory days, the Netherlands boasted more than 10,000 mills but the molen population today stands at a mere 1,000. Many of the remaining mills are open to the public and a couple have even been transformed into homes, but a word of warning, these are not museums!

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t even have to leave Amsterdam to see a little piece of Dutch heritage up close. Like most things in a multidimensional city, everything is literally at your doorstep or just a short bike ride away. There are in fact 8 windmills at the heart of Amsterdam – this may even come as surprise to the locals – but you can only visit two. For 17th century molens, head for De 1200 Roe on Haarlemmerweg 465, De 1100 Roe on Herman Bonpad 6 or the Riekermolen located along the Amstel River. For a later example of molen artistry, try D’Admiraal on Noordhollandschkanaaldijk 21 or De Bloem on Haarlemmerweg 701, which in fact has been moved form its original location.

By now you may be wondering what happened to the other three mills but fret not, the best have been saved for last. If you are into architectural makeovers, visit de Gooyer or Fuenmolen located on Fuenenkade 7. East of Amsterdam, this windmill houses Bierbrouwerij ‘t Ij, a brewery that still sells the traditional Dutch Y-lake (Ijmeer) beer. Of all of the 8 mills, this is probably the easiest to get as it is within walking distance of the Maritime museum. If you happen to be in the city on the first Saturday of the month, you might just catch the windmill in action. The two remaining windmills are Molen van Sloten, highly popular with tourists, and de Otter, which is quite possibly Amsterdam’s best-kept secret. Fortunately, you can still visit these molens today.

Located on the outskirts of the city, the Molen van Sloten mill is situated on Akersluis 10. It is a 19th century polder draining mill accessible to the public daily between 10am and 4pm, with the exception of public holidays. Disabled and eldery people as well as children and pregnant mothers are also able to enjoy a guided tour through the mill and visit the gallery thanks to an in-built lift. You can trace the history of the mill or the life of Rembrandt and why not make a day of it – visit the neighbouring village of Sloten. What makes this mill truly extra special is that it has been officially declared a ‘house of the municipality’, which means that you can actually get married here.

Last but not least is De Otter mill. Built circa 1630, De Otter stands proud as the "heritage of Amsterdam, the instrument with which the Netherlands ruled the waves." The mill is approximately 20 minutes away from Dam Square by foot on Gillis van Ledenberchstraat 78, west of the Jordaan district. De Otter is a post-mill (paltrok) and not only is it the only wood-sawing mill of its kind still in operation but it is also the oldest. Unfortunately it is being threatened by developers who plan on knocking down history to build a block of luxury apartments or offices. Already, De Otter is having trouble operating as a proper mill because neighbouring houses are obstructing the passage of wind and although the owner is fighting tooth and nail to keep the mill, the future looks bleak. So if you really want to see a traditional molen, make sure you visit De Otter before it’s too late. Just one look at this beautiful mill and you will be blown away!

Source from: www.amsterdam.info/windmills/

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Nice Webmarketing photos

A few nice webmarketing images I found:

Rimini Web Marketing Event
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Image by extrategy

Rimini Web Marketing Event
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Nice Online Marketing Consultant photos

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Nice Product Marketing photos

Some cool product marketing images:

Salamanca (III)
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Image by Jose Luis Mieza Photography
Salamanca is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Through the centuries the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow that has given Salamanca the nickname La Ciudad Dorada, the golden city. This golden glow is unique in Spain and is due to the "Villamayor Stone", a type of sandstone coming from a quarry situated in Villamayor, a village close to Salamanca.
The Plaza Mayor is the central square in the city and is known as the living room of the Salmantinos (Salamancans). It was constructed by Andres Garcia de Quifiones at the beginning of the 18th century. The plaza has a capacity of 20,000 people and is surrounded by shaded arcades. The plaza was originally a venue for bullfights but is currently used primarily for concerts. The plaza is regarded as one of the finest squares in Europe. Next to Main Square we can see the Central Market of Salamanca with typical fresh products of Spain.The old Romanesque cathedral was founded in the 12th century. The dome that covers its crossing springs from a double arcade that is daringly pierced with windows, a distant reflection of Hagia Sophia. The mass of four pinnacles at the outside corners counter the thrust of the dome’s weight. The thrust of the vaulting is borne by four massive pinnacles. The vault of the apse was frescoed by the Early Renaissance painter Nicolas Florentino. The adjoining "new" cathedral was built in stages from 1509 and combines Late Gothic architecture, particularly in the interior, with the Renaissance style called Plateresque. It was still being finished in 1734. In the treasury is the bronze crucifix that was carried into battle before El Cid. The Augustinian monastery contains the tomb of the count and countess de Monterrey, by Alessandro Algardi. Since 1996 Salamanca has been the designated site of the archive of the Spanish Civil War (Archivo General de la Guerra Civil Española). This archive was assembled by the Francoist regime, selectively obtaine

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Cart Man
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Image by Photosightfaces
His job is to push a cart which has car tyres, to move product around the market. Traders pay him on a load by load basis.

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Nice Mobile Marketing photos

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S7-D “Charon” – Desert Marauder
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Image by LowestForm0fWit
The barren, desert wastelands of Fenris VI are a known refuge for smugglers, ruffians, and mercenaries; the black markets there attract such scoundrels.

But there’s a section of the great desert Khras, beset by constant sandstorms, that even the cutthroats won’t venture into anymore. Rumors of a mobile frame rising from the sand and hewing apart anything in its path, as if it was the fury of the desert itself, have kept them clear.

Yet every now and again, one doesn’t heed the warnings, doesn’t believe the tales, and ventures into the violent sandstorm. And there, the Charon and its mysterious pilot, lay in wait amongst the sands.

Guerilla mobile marketing
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Image by Paul Jacobson
A brilliant example of guerilla marketing 😉

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Nice Advertising photos

A few nice advertising images I found:

Advertising
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Bullshit

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GINZA
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Image by Shaojin+AT
Picture: Evening at Ginza
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Ginza (???) is a district of Ch??, Tokyo, located south of Yaesu and Ky?bashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Y?rakuch? and Uchisaiwaich?, and north of Shinbashi.
It is known as an upscale area of Tokyo with numerous department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses. Ginza is recognized as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. Many upscale fashion clothing flagship stores are located here, being also recognized as having the highest concentration of western shops in Tokyo. Prominent are Chanel, Dior, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.[1] Flagship electronic retail stores like the Sony showroom and the Apple Store are also here.

History

Ginza is named after the silver-coin mint established there in 1612 during the Edo period.

Ginza as it appeared in the late 1870s-1880s (Miniature model at the Edo-Tokyo Museum)
After the Tsukiji area burnt to the ground in 1872, the Meiji government designated the Ginza area as model of modernisation. The government planned the construction of fireproof brick buildings, and larger, better streets connecting the Shimbashi Station and the foreign concession in Tsukiji, as well as to important government buildings. Designs for the area were provided by the Irish-born architect Thomas Waters; the Bureau of Construction of the Ministry of Finance was in charge of construction. In the following year, a Western-style shopping promenade on the street from the Shinbashi bridge to the Ky?bashi bridge in the southwestern part of Ch?? with two- and three-story Georgian brick buildings was completed.
"Bricktown" buildings were initially offered for sale, later they were leased, but the high rent meant that many remained unoccupied. Nevertheless, the area flourished as a symbol of "civilisation and enlightenment", thanks to the presence of newspapers and magazine companies, who led the trends of the day. The area was also known for its window displays, an example of modern marketing techniques.
Most of these European-style buildings disappeared, but some older buildings still remain, most famously the Wak? building with the now-iconic Hattori Clock Tower. The building and clock tower were originally built by Kintar? Hattori, the founder of Seiko.
Its recent history has seen it as a promiment outpost of western luxury shops. Ginza is a popular destination on weekends, when the main north-south artery is closed to traffic. The traffic blockade began in the 1960s under governor Ryokichi Minobe.

Source from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginza

Poster of a Girl
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Image by Ansel Edwards Photography
17/365

. This unfortunate hiatus from my 365 day challenge is hopefully nearing it’s end. How hectic life has been as of late. I’m just barely getting my assignments in on time in school and I feel a great deal of fatigue. I think it is just this dreadful anticipation of winters deathly isolation that’s slowing me down. I kind of realized that I probably shouldn’t need to be sleeping 12+ hours a day…

. I did learn a few interesting things from my ‘hiatus’ though. The first of which was that there are people out there who really do pay attention to my photos on a regular basis- that was inspiring. I don’t know how many times I’ve said it or seen it but artists in their early years have zero confidence in their work. Now I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with this and in fact, I would go as far as to say that it is crucial to the development of an artist in regard to not only the meticulousness of their work, but to their overall attitude as that of which we (artists) aspire to be. There is nothing that grinds my gears more than these pompous kids that attend the same college as I, boasting their "talent" as "photographers". I’ll admit, some hypocrisy may be apparent in that last statement as I think that I am often referred to as pompous based on my eagerness or even naivety sometimes. But I know that my obsession with detail translates into the way I think and the way I speak as well. I simply cannot let an incorrect statistic or figure linger in class. I suppose everyone makes mistakes though and the people educating me at this point know their stuff so perhaps I should relax. I probably will not, but maybe I should. Anyway, I definitely don’t want to generalize and lump my classmates into this label of "pompous" in fact, I would say that there are probably only a few people that truly deserve that label. I heard a story from a peer regarding an issue within the photo loans department which depicted a person (idiot) waltzing (barging) into the loans room and stepped (budded) to the front of the line attempting (demanding) to return (hurl) her gear at the staff. This bothers me. First of all, photo loans must be a pain in the ass to run. You’ve got a bunch of inexperienced teenaged kids attempting to borrow professional grade equipment to do with what they will. You hear the same problems every day, you’ve got kids returning things late and insisting that they should be exempt from the late fee, you’ve got kids losing/breaking/damaging gear which could be furthering another’s career. I can’t stand that people take this for granted. And furthermore, I can’t stand when people produce shit with this wonderful equipment and market their shit as gold. To end this rant on a positive note, I am so thankful that the majority of my colleagues are genuinely trying to improve as photographers and learn from everything and everyone around them. Thank you to the idiots who show the rest of us what not to do and how NOT to treat another person. Thanks to everyone who can take criticism and who are also willing to give some kindly.

. Very sporadic delving into a minor subject there ^ but back to what I learned from my brief hiatus. Most importantly what I learned (again, and had reaffirmed) was that I absolutely love photography. It’s hard to believe that around a year ago I decided that I should mess around with my dads cheap DSLR with a kit lens and take silly pictures of nick knacks around my house. That day I basically decided that I wanted to do that- on a slightly larger scale perhaps- for the rest of my life. Not taking photos for a few days is like not eating for a few days. I’m grumpy, I’m sad and I need to have that thirst quenched. I’m just so thankful that I’m at the cusp of my career and that there is such an absurd amount of information and technique to still absorb and gain inspiration from. I’m even more thankful for the people who look at my photos even if they hate them. If you do, let me know tell me what inside of you is disgusted by my photos, what emotions they provoke or what perceptions they may alter. Hell, tell me if they do absolutely nothing for you. Why not right? Being a critic makes being criticized that much easier- usually.

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