You know those days when the first thing you do when you come back from a trip was to edit your photos and post them up on Flickr? These days, it seems that this mode of sharing photographs has been superseded by the instant photography that gets loaded up to Instagram and/ or Facebook. In a way, this is a logical process, the speeding up of sharing. But sometimes you don’t want to be having photographs in your phone and in your film camera and in your digital camera. All the snapping takes time away from actual experience. So for some of my recent trips, I had told myself to not use the iPhone so much.
I would like to revert to an even more dated way of sharing. You know, those times when you print photos, gather your friends or family, and show them the photographs. In lieu of captions, you have to actually narrate the story surrounding that photograph.
So, here are my photos from Japan, which I would like to show you. They are from 2011, and I had forgotten about them for a while. Since we aren’t that close yet, I won’t presume to take up too much of your time. We were in Tokyo for Design Festa, we schlepped our way to Wakkanai, we made snowmen, and we walked and walked. We like Ueno Park.