Her name in lichts

February 6th, 2008 by Chris

Last spring, we travelled to the nearest Big City, Sendai, for a Beck concert. During that trip we skipped over to the famous sightseeing destination Matsushima. While there, Steph snapped this moving shot of a Shinto procession carrying a shrine down the street:

Heavy Shrine

Imagine our surprise when a few weeks ago, out of the blue, a gentleman named Maarten Reith from the Netherlands contacted us through our Flickr account. The Dutch city of Arnhem is playing host to an international sculpture exhibition called Sonsbeek 2008 in June, and the opening ceremonies for this exhibition will involve the sculptures being hand-carried throughout the city to their final destination in a public park. Sonsbeek’s procession was inspired by religious ceremonies such as this Shinto custom, and Mr. Reith was writing a newspaper article about the exhibition.

Now, not two weeks later, the article is published and Steph is famous! The photo is almost a full page and spans the center spread of De Gelderlander newspaper of January 24, 2008. Contratulations to Stephanie!

Netherlands Newspaper Article thumbnail

4 Responses to “Her name in lichts”

  1. Eric Says:

    Congratulations!!!!! That is awesome!! Can you retire now?

  2. Michael Says:

    Congratulations, Steph! I hope they paid you something for your artistry.

  3. Suz Says:

    I knew your life was gloriously random, but this is almost too much! ;)

  4. Christeph in Japan » Blog Archive » Media Madness Says:

    [...] inquiry was legit, and I know have a published article to show for it. It’s so beautiful how Flickr brings people together.  You can read article on cherry blossoms in Japan [...]

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