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Hashi – “Stop Motion”

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

As far as I remember, Hashi has always been around in my life since the day I was born.  He’s an internationally acclaimed photographer who’s been a family friend of ours for generations and quite possibly one of the biggest inspirations of my creative life.

Growing up I remember my father used to take me to Hashi’s studio where I’d find him shooting a lot of published product shots for beverage & liquor campaigns. And most of it involved his specialized stop motion photography with props & gadgetry that were beyond my comprehension. Needless to say I was intrigued but simultaneously intimidated by the precision and artistry that went in to his work.

Present day, I had the opportunity to meet up with Hashi again while he was in New York.  He was very encouraging and supportive of my work and decided it would be a fun idea to have me do a photo shoot with him.

This particular piece “Stop Motion” is a personal tribute to Hashi and what he represents to me. The large buildings in stop motion represent his scale of greatness that transcends through time. The sadness in his expression and the way he is facing away from all of what’s going on behind him expresses that every moment & opportunity should not go wasted.  These were of course inspired by one of the many wise words coming from Hashi.

Thank you Hashi. You are a true inspiration to me personally and professionally.

To check out Hashi’s work you can go to the link below. :)