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Tokyo: location shifted reality

An open studio for wedding photos – in the garden of the Meguro Gajoen Hotel above (& incidentally the view directly below my office window), and an idealised view of the Tokyo Tower below.

A camera is not merely a camera, but a device for capturing and time-shifting experiences. In a networked, geo-tagged world there is so much other data to draw on, not least the 1’000’s of photos taken from the same spot. How does the process of capturing experiences change? Does the ‘user’ need to be part of this experience? And given that so much of what is out there can be captured automatically, how will future ‘experience/media’ leverage the human need for learning, evolution, attainment? Where’s the satisfaction when the whole process can be automated?

Tokyo: Meguro Gajoen Hotel wedding photo studio