Cutting the Sunrise

A friend of mine required a shoot of him performing movements in Kobudo. We camped up at Awenda near Penetanguishene in June of 2005. The Southern shores of Georgian Bay were a great backdrop for his poses. We woke up before the sunrise and met the dawn with blades drawn.

f/4.0 1/60 sec 200mm

Why Contact 2006?
East meets West is a commonly used phrase in Hollywood movies. Think, though, of the fact that there are a number of martial arts schools all over the world, spreading the culture of the orient around.
My friend with the sword is not Japanese, unlike the origin of the art he studies – and yet, he breathes it.

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