Thinking that he’d be in the gallery that’s holding his latest show, tonight I brought a silver paint marker in hopes Araki would sign something for me- this time it was the inside of my Leica M6’s baseplate. This M6 originally belonged to my professor in school whom in 2001 set me on my journey of photography- to have this special camera signed by my favorite photographer makes it an absolute personal treasure. Since the autograph is inside the camera there’s no worry about it coming off- and it’s far out of the way for any stray light to fog the film. Araki checked the model of the camera before he signed it- “M6? I shot with one of those the most of any Leica–” I knew this- he got his in 1991. Admittedly this was the other reason I chose this camera tonight) “but I use an M7 now” he added. So yeah, this was a great day. 荒木経惟 がライカの蓋をサインして頂いて本当に嬉しい。一生のカメラ。#フィルムカメラ
The WonderSwan version of the Tenori-On / テノリオン, a musical instrument co-designed by Toshio Iwai / 岩井俊雄 (Electroplankton, Sound Fantasy). This version is a prototype of the instrument commercialized by Yamaha in 2007. According to its copyright, the game was developed in 2000. Only 120 copies were made and sold during one of Iwai’s exhibitions (year unknown).
Last pic: prototype of the Tenori-on, alongside with the WonderSwan version.