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Written by Vincent Diamante   
Monday, 02 April 2012 21:59

pwFor many years, one of my favorite websites to keep up with was Kazuhisa Nishikawa's Photogenic Weekend.  Every week, the popular Japanese camera news site Digital Camera Watch (which I'd usually refer to by the beginning of its URL: dc.watch) would feature a new photo spread by Nishikawa, a working gravure idol photographer, created with a recently released camera.  Starting in 2004, he just kept plugging away week after week, camera after camera trained on various models. It was a really excellent feature, and one I had mentioned on this blog before.

Then one week in March of 2011: there was no new feature.  For a few months after, I would return to the site hoping to see an update... only to be met with disappointed.

Yesterday, however, while trawling the internet for news about the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, I discovered: PHOTOGENIC WEEKEND IS BACK!

After a hiatus of more than a year, the website has returned with a dedicated URL, http://photogenicweekend.net/, and a new feature. The new Olympus is taken out for a spin with model Hitomi Yasueda. Unlike previous Photogenic Weekend installments, the emphasis is on the camera's video capabilities, the article's two embedded youtube videos accompanied by a mere two photos of our model.  Still, it's the first week, and most cameras are usually put through the wringer for a good month before moving on to the next body.

(See what I did there?)

Finding out the feature has resurrected itself into a new website was a really pleasant surprise. It's definitely cool to see some of these new cameras put to use almost immediately.

It would be a bit more cool if the models were a bit more attractive, I think. :)

 

 

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