18 September 2012
Tie One On!
One thing I can never get enough of is pictures and videos of people getting their fundoshi tied on. Every pull and cinch of the cloth translates into a physical sensation for me -- I can almost feel the fabric sliding against my skin, tightening and snugging around me.
A lot of these photographs fall into that "the best camera is the one you have with you" category -- camera phones, lo-res screen captures, etc. that capture the moment but maybe in a grainy, blurry, or low contrast fashion. On the one hand, it's less than perfect. On the other hand, it kind of jump starts your imagination to complete the obscured parts of the scene -- and it empowers those of us who may not be so hot with a shutter to click away when our tools are just a camera, a mirror, and a fundoshi.
Who'd be interested in a fundoshi photography contest? What should the prize be? What rules? How should we pick the winner(s)?