Today Jeff asked me about the red stamp, which you can see on the top of my site now and as well on many images on this site. Especially those in portfolio section. Those of you who bought print from me can see this stamp on the print itself.
So what is it, you may ask as Jeff did. On my first visit in Japan back in 2007 I have received this stamp from my students as thanks for the training I was delivering there. This stamp, as far as I understood it, is hand made containing my name in Japanese and is registered in town hall at Shinagawa office in Tokyo as kind of mine signature. I received the certificate from the town hall together with this stamp.
From that time I have decided to use it as my signature on my prints. That way every print having this stamp is marked as original print made by me. I do not use it on prints I let made somewhere else or by somebody else. Only the photographs I made with my hands have it.
I like the deep red color of this stamp and also the fact that is so unique. And after recet change in design of this site I placed it on the front page.