surprisingly, someone in my town (turin, italy) organized a tanabata matsuri the past weekend.

the idea was good: a japanese style summer festival inside a park of a european city.

unfortunately the festival looked nothing like a japanese matsuri. the event was organized by italians and pretty much no japanese was involved. there weren’t even japanese people around. i’ve only seen a couple of them.

the whole purpose of the event was to promote the activities of the martial art association that organized the matsuri.

i went there to shoot some photos, but there was really nothing to shoot aside from the cosplayers participating in the cosplay contest.

as for the cosplayers, aside from few good/serious cosplayers, there was the usual bunch of idiots with disney, marvel and american tv series/movies costumes. i usually avoid to shoot these people unless the girl is really interesting/cute (i’m a male after all)

the full set is on flickr

tanabata matsuri torino

tanabata matsuri torino

tanabata matsuri torino

tanabata matsuri torino

tanabata matsuri torino

tanabata matsuri torino

surprisingly, someone in my town (turin, italy) organized a tanabata matsuri the past weekend.

the idea was good: a japanese style summer festival inside a park of a european city.

unfortunately the festival looked nothing like a japanese matsuri. the event was organized by italians and pretty much no japanese was involved. there weren’t even japanese people around. i’ve only seen a couple of them.

the whole purpose of the event was to promote the activities of the martial art association that organized the matsuri.

i went there to shoot some photos, but there was really nothing to shoot aside from the cosplayers participating in the cosplay contest.

as for the cosplayers, aside from few good/serious cosplayers, there was the usual bunch of idiots with disney, marvel and american tv series/movies costumes. i usually avoid to shoot these people unless the girl is really interesting/cute (i’m a male after all)

the full set is on flickr

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dayvmattt:

lensblr-network:

Among the millions of blogs on Tumblr, only a small number are contributors of original content: “the world’s creators”

And if you’ve ever looked at Tumblr’s Explore Page you might notice that Photography is oddly absent.

There’s #design, #art, #architecture and even #artists on tumblr — but no mention of anything related to the art of taking pictures with a camera. Even #film is a trap — it’s for movies, not analog photography!

We don’t think this situation is acceptable. So let’s Fight it.

We’d like to ask all original photographers on Tumblr to start putting the #photographers on tumblr tag on every single photo you post.

Photographers deserve more recognition among the Creators on Tumblr. Hopefully, by using this tag we’ll help the entire community of Tumblr photographers get noticed — and maybe one day we will see that tag on the Tumblr Explore page too.

Reblog this post and spread the word.

Sincerely,
Lensblr

I do. Do you?