tokyo camera style

Nov 25 2012
Photo exhibitions in Tokyo are advertised by postcards called “DM” (Direct Mail). These cards can be picked up in other galleries and lately, camera shops like Map and the counter near the register on the darkroom floor of Yodobashi Camera. Photographers also send these DMs to prospective guests and friends- usually addressed by hand. Once you’ve built up connections and friendships in the scene you’ll find a few in your mailbox each week. Totem Pole Photo Gallery members meet once a month and stuff envelopes of DM cards for upcoming shows to be sent to other photographers, editors, writers, and galleries.
There are 1,500 postcards in the photo above. Totem Pole members (as do may other photographers) use an online printer called GRAPHIC to order our DM cards. For those in Japan, Graphic offers a wide variety of possibilities to meet your printing needs. The total cost of these cards was 7,500 yen- that included both double sided printing and shipping right to my door.

Photo exhibitions in Tokyo are advertised by postcards called “DM” (Direct Mail). These cards can be picked up in other galleries and lately, camera shops like Map and the counter near the register on the darkroom floor of Yodobashi Camera. Photographers also send these DMs to prospective guests and friends- usually addressed by hand. Once you’ve built up connections and friendships in the scene you’ll find a few in your mailbox each week. Totem Pole Photo Gallery members meet once a month and stuff envelopes of DM cards for upcoming shows to be sent to other photographers, editors, writers, and galleries.

There are 1,500 postcards in the photo above. Totem Pole members (as do may other photographers) use an online printer called GRAPHIC to order our DM cards. For those in Japan, Graphic offers a wide variety of possibilities to meet your printing needs. The total cost of these cards was 7,500 yen- that included both double sided printing and shipping right to my door.

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