I'm well in to my memes. The whole Crazy-ass design a gi contest was created ostensibly to see how far one could go by creating a meme. Speaking of which, the contest is over for entries but the judges are still deliberating on the final 15. then the public get to choose their favourite winners.
The crazy gi meme was deliberate. But the Terere photo you see here was not. As you may recall, I went along to meet Terere, interview him and take photos of him conducting his seminar. The light coming in through the skylights above was nice and I'm really proud of the photos I took so I posted them on Facebook - as I normally do with my photos. Then it kinda exploded...
Terere himself loved them and asked for copies. He used the above photo as his profile picture:
Then his sponsor, Tatami Fightwear told me they loved the photos and wanted to use some for their press and adverts. I said no problem, long as you send me a free gi ;) You can see the advert in this month's Martial Arts Illustrated.
Then, Garra Fightwear, another sponsor of Terere pitched in and mentioned that they were designing a seminar tour t-shirt, and wanted to use the photo. I said sure, so long as you send me a free gi ;) Here's the T:
My interview with Terere will hopefully be out in the next issue (November '10) of Martial Arts Illustrated magazine and also in Japan's most awesome martial arts title: Gong Gaku. No doubt you'll see the same set of Terere teaching photos in those publications too.
You can view the full set of pictures on my Flickr page.
So where will my Terere photos turn up next?