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Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« on: October 17, 2018, 16:35:57 »
Airy managed to find time during his business trip to Tokyo, and we had a nice chat for a couple of hours over some green tea.

Instead of strolling around Ginza at night for some photo shooting session, we agreed to shoot each other's portraits.  Here's my take. 

Airy will join here after I start this thread.
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 16:55:55 »
It is great that NG has this culture of meeting up all over the world.

A couple of months ago my wife and I were in Munich and enjoyed the generous hospitality of afx (Andreas) and his wife.
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 16:59:16 »
It is great that NG has this culture of meeting up all over the world.

A couple of months ago my wife and I were in Munich and enjoyed the generous hospitality of afx (Andreas) and his wife.

It's nice to know that, Anthony!  The well arranged NG meetings are great, but such casual and intimate meetings are also pretty nice.
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 17:49:45 »
Serendipitious photography, opportunistic meetings... maybe. But some events do not seem to occur "by chance". And since life is, well, multidimensional, we for instance explored the "most impressive bass players" dimension, which is somehow new to me, even though I could not let Charlie Haden and Jaco Pastorius slip unnoticed these last times.

I recognized Akira immediately from behind - who else would walk around in Tokyo with a D750 + 50/1.8G loosely hanging from his *left* shoulder ? exactly the way he described himself recently.

The shot is from my Df + Noct Nikkor. I decided to have that lens visit its country of origin.

The green tea (Gyokuro variety) was at the height of the event.

Akira, thanks again for the great time. Make sure to tell us about your next trip to Europe.
Airy Magnien

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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 17:51:03 »
Akira hasn't changed a bit since I met him more than 10 years ago :D Cannot say the same about myself, though.

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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 18:07:30 »
Two of my favourite peoplr here meet on the other side of the planet. And I? Am happy.
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 18:10:40 »
Akira hasn't changed a bit since I met him more than 10 years ago :D Cannot say the same about myself, though.

Neither can I, ha ha ha. See the patterns on the shirt fabric, on the lower part of the photo.
Shall I re-publish may avatar at 53 years of age ?
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 18:13:13 »
Two of my favourite peoplr here meet on the other side of the planet. And I? Am happy.
:)
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 18:42:55 »
Airy, thank you for sparing your preciout time for the meeting.  I enjoyed the conversations on various topics.  I found the recording of Kenny Barron and Charlie Haden.  The album is called "Night And The City" which I'm listening now on Spotify.  :)

Akira hasn't changed a bit since I met him more than 10 years ago :D Cannot say the same about myself, though.

Birna, maybe I haven't made any progress since we had met and enjoyed chatting for several hours outside in the heat of August!

Two of my favourite peoplr here meet on the other side of the planet. And I? Am happy.

Frank, I would love to have a chat with you like the one we had tonight!
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 19:42:12 »
This is warming news. NG is a real people, wonderful place.
   Great idea about the talk, the tea and the portraits!

   Thanks for sharing. It makes me feel a part of it.

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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 20:00:40 »
many nights, with wine, days with tea
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 20:27:33 »
Nice meeting!

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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 22:35:19 »
So happy when NG folk meet around the world.
Great portraits!
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2018, 00:48:26 »
Thank you for commenting, Fons and Jakov!

I wish such kind of meetings would be more of common but precious practices.
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Re: Brief but rich NG meeting in Ginza, Tokyo
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2018, 04:23:20 »
This thread makes me smile, if any NG member stops by Guadalajara I'll certainly would make time to  show him/her around
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