I wasn’t sure where I was going to post this blog posting, but in the end I decided to put it in the Lucid Thoughts category. The story goes a little something like this. A few days ago I get a slew of comments on my Lucid Communications website. It was great to see that someone combed though my images and picked out sever blog postings to comment on. This was soon followed up by an email from the photoblogger Harold Maison, over at Black Man in Japan photoblog. A another expat american photographer, like myself, only he is based in the Shibuya area of Tokyo.
We exchanged some emails back and forth and finally emailed me asking if I by any chance had done some posters. He attached a an image of Double Lucid Communication wheat pasting posters that he had photographed in Shibuya a few years back. I was amazed! Those posters were some that Lucid Communications had put out in Tokyo going on just about 5 years ago. It was such a synchronous moment. Here I was doing by blog. Putting my work into the sometimes endless black holes of cyberspace where Harold comes along and finds my blog. Not only did he find my blog, but it turns out that he had photographed some of my street art work from years ago.
This illustrates the power that photography has over us. It was the ability to create communication. Which is the reason this site is called Lucid Communication and NOT Jacob Schere’s Photography. Because the process of photography is about interaction. On one level it is how humans create and communicate with other over space and time through images. It is important how Harold captured a moment in history that is no more. That moment only exist in the pixels of his camera’s image. These pixels had the ability to transverse time and space and connect two expats in Tokyo. To me that is absolutely astounding.
These are the reasons that I keep on doing what I do. These are life’s chances that present themselves to us at seemingly random moments in our life. Make the connections. Engage each other in that Lucid Communication.
Please take a moment and browse through the website Black Man in Japan. See Tokyo through Harold’s eyes.
photo courtesy of Harold Maison, of BlackmaninJapan.com photoblog
In case you missed them a few years back, a few other lucid communication, pastings in Tokyo