February 8, 2014
My dear friends with a camera,
At first, the Japanese I observe seem distant and cool, focused and serious. I doubt whether I will have any success shooting people.
As I walk toward the Sapporo Snow Festival, two young girls cross my path. Undaunted, I raise my camera and propose “photo?” The girls respond with an eager smile. They pose and pose and continue to pose with creative feminine energy.
I present my work. Cheerfully, they respond, in choral unison, “Nice shot!”