Sam Abell, Arthur Meyerson and George Nobechi recently shared a “buddy trip”, traveling through the heart of Japan via train. While George lives in Japan, Arthur and Sam have frequently traveled to the country on assignment and to teach workshops. However, this trip was a very personal one, which allowed these three friends to do more than photograph together, but to also share a wealth of unique cultural and personal experiences.
Sam Abell is an American photographer known for his frequent publication of photographs in National Geographic. He first worked for National Geographic in 1967 and is one of the more overtly artistic photographers among his magazine peers. Sam Abell's style of photography is documentary in the sense that his major avenue, the National Geographic magazine, is a publication of record. Abell has said that he could be perfectly happy with his photography even if his only subject was light itself.
Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest photographers. Since 1974, this native Texan has traveled throughout the world, creating award-winning advertising, corporate and editorial photographs, as well as an extensive body of fine art imagery. A three-time winner of Adweek’s “Southwest Photographer of the Year” award, he is on Communication World’s list of top 10 corporate photographers and was named one of the 30 best advertising photographers by American Photo.
George Nobechi is a Japanese/Canadian Fine Art and Documentary Photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. His bicultural upbringing has influenced his vision that simultaneously makes him an insider and outsider to both Western and Eastern cultures. His contemplative work is often described as depicting a warm feeling of humanity.
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