A lot has happened for the past three years, many new projects were started, some have come to their completion and many more are still waiting to be undertaken in the near future. I think this is a good opportunity to tell you what is happening at Ryuurui's Art Studio at the moment. My focus now is portrait photography and professional headshots here in Tokyo, I am also offering architecture and interior photography services, and you can see my works on my portfolio on SmugMug, where I currently upload full size (1:1 ratio) images at 300dpi print quality. I am also teaching photo retouching in photoshop for beginners and intermediate photographers, as well as photoshop manipulation and composite photography internationally, via skype desktop sharing. I am orgamnising photography workshops in Tokyo to individuals and small groups, and offer photwalks for anyone who is visiting Tokyo and wants to go to the best spots in the town and pick up some photography tips at the same time. I still study Japanese calligraphy, and that includes calligraphy body art and boudoir / fine art nude photography, as well as kanji tattoo designs. My original works and calligraphy & digital art are available for purchase via Emillions Art - my agent in US, and soon through galleries in several countries worldwide. I have successfully completed publishing of my 4 books and you can purchase them globally. For now I do not plan on publishing more, even though I have two manuscripts of new books basically complete. I simply do not have time for it. I have launched a few sites over those 3 years, www.japan-in-photography.com, as well as a site co-created with Mariusz Szmerdt, a very talented Polish ink painter, titled www.ink-treasures.com. I have closed down my page www.ryuurui-foto.com and in its place I have launched www.portrait-photography-tokyo.com, which is more focused on portrait photography. Currently I am studying 3D art and will be launching a new unique photography service that merges photography, photoshop and 3D art worlds into one. I will reveal more information about it soon, but I think you get the general picture. It has been a very busy 3 years for me, lots of work, lots of studies, but a very fruitful and enjoyable ride it was. I really want to thank all of you who have supported me in my artistic craziness, and all I can say is that it will get even more interesting from now on. Here is a new photoshop manipulation speed art video, I picked up an old photo I took in early 2013 -an old photo and new editing skills. Thanks guys and hope you will enjoy the new content!
Here is the final edit, and here you can see a full size image.
Original RAW file straight from the camera.
Ponte Ryuurui (品天龍涙)