11 Japanese Models in Real Life vs Painting on Exhibition

Yua-chan membantu persiapan pameran

Yua-chan (@0621Yua) helping to prepare the exhibition

Meibi Project is now holding a collaborative photo-painting exhibition in Nagoya, Japan from 14 March to 11 April 2015. The photos are the portrait works of the Indonesian photographer and Meibi Project’s founder Agro Rachmatullah, whose aim is to introduce more about the personalities, dreams, and achievements of Japanese women through the medium of art. The paintings are sent by various collaborating artists from outside Japan.

Since starting Meibi Project in 2011, we received many fanarts from around the world. We are really happy that our portraits inspire people to create more art, so this time we want to return the favor by giving artists all around the world the chance to exhibit their drawings in Japan. For the first stage of this exhibition we received 68 submissions with various styles ranging from anime to the Japanese traditional ukiyo-e. If you like to draw, you can still participate for the second part of the exhibition by sending your art here!

Here are the 11 paintings that were selected for the first part:

Yuki Yoneyama by Helmi Helmawan

Yuki Yoneyama by Helmi Helmawan

Maria Sasaki by Imanuel Vicky Christian

Maria Sasaki (@majuniorsan) by Imanuel Vicky Christian

Mayu Fukushige by Sena Kaito

Mayu Fukushige by Sena Kaito

Mizuki Nakano by Sofia Halim

Mizuki Nakano by Sofia Halim

Kanae Suzuki by Shelly Ramadhani

Kanae Suzuki (@kanacin3) by Shelly Ramadhani

Yua Agata by Steven Brahma

Yua Agata (@0621Yua) by Steven Brahma

Hiroko Tsukamoto by Sunlita Citra

Hiroko Tsukamoto by Sunlita Citra

Dinia Ridanti by windy winsoy

Dinia Ridanti (@anchiciblong) by windy winsoy

Natsumi Hirose by yaken

Natsumi Hirose by yaken

Ai Tobo by Yuliana Ekasinta

Ai Tobo (@axfs2) by Yuliana Ekasinta

Rina Koike by Yudea Marcha

Rina Koike (@15Riqa) by Yudea Marcha

Each photographer interprets the same scene and object differently by using a different focal length, composition, and camera settings. It’s really interesting to see how the resulting photo gets reinterpreted differently by various artists through their drawings.

If you want your painting to be exhibited in Japan, you can still submit for the second part here! We will post a more thorough coverage of the event at a later time. For those who didn’t get selected this time, we will post the images on our Facebook and Twitter page. Once again, congratulations for all who passed!

Meibi Photography Exhibition “E ni Narimasu??”
Place: Yamate Cafe, 1-17-1 Yamate-dori, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Date: March 14-April 11 2015 (except Sunday)
Time: 11:00-16:00

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