I was going to be spending the next three weeks collaborating on a new film with my good friend and casually brilliant artist, Art by Eoin. Eoin was undertaking a new light based photography project that was going to have us happily between the contrasting neon cityscape and lush landscape of Japan. During my time in Japan, I also had the opportunity to document the curious body of artists that is 9th Wave Gallery.
On landing, my jetlagged eyes met the computerized voice and face that had flown us to this bright and beautiful city. Jay Celat, the man behind 9th Wave Gallery, stuck out from the sea of Japanese people while strolling casually through the airport. Sunglasses, t-shirt, board shorts and a pair of flip flops - he was quite easy to spot. Another of the 9th Wave Gallery artists, the talented Patrick Parker, flew in shortly after us and we made our way to our Japanese home. The 9th Wave artists were flying in for the Tokyo Arts Fair, a two day international event showcasing artists from all around the world.