Canon U.S.A. PIXMA PRO City Senses Interactive Galleries Help Bring Printed Images to Life

  Canon U.S.A. PIXMA PRO City Senses Interactive Galleries Help Bring Printed
  Images to Life

 Canon Partners with Celebrities Norman Reedus, COMMON and Tyler Florence for
        Hometown Galleries in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- October 10, 2013

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recently brought the
five senses to life with the PIXMA PRO City Senses gallery experience, a
three-city gallery series aimed at encapsulating an emotion and moment-in-time
through the power of printed images. Inspired by their hometown pride and love
of photography, actor Norman Reedus (AMC’s The Walking Dead), multi-Grammy
award-winning hip-hop artist and actor COMMON, and notable chef Tyler
Florence, each hosted gallery exhibits in New York, Chicago and San Francisco,
respectively. These exhibits featured images created by the celebrity hosts
and two local professional photographers, which were then printed on the PIXMA
PRO family of professional printers for display.

Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses gallery series hosts Norman Reedus, COMMON and
Tyler Florence (Photo: Bu ...

Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses gallery series hosts Norman Reedus, COMMON and
Tyler Florence (Photo: Business Wire)

Using the sensory triggers of touch, taste, smell and sound as inspiration,
the celebrity hosts and photographers were tasked with bringing their iconic
city to life through photographic prints displayed in each gallery. In New
York, Norman Reedus and local professional photographers Aaron Warkov and
Robin Riley brought Coney Island to life; the Chicago team of COMMON and
photographers Kristyna Archer and Taylor Castle honed in on the city’s beloved
pastime of baseball, and San Francisco focused on how wine country defines the
region with photographs from Tyler Florence and photographers Erin Kunkel and
Robyn Lehr.

“Canon PIXMA PRO printers empower photographers to display their artwork and
inspiration in a meaningful way, exactly as they envisioned it,” said Yuichi
Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies &
Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “With the PIXMA PRO City Senses gallery
series, we looked to surround attendees with images that fully detailed every
sensory experience in precise detail, so attendees truly felt like they shared
the same experience as the photographer at the moment the image was captured.”

Once captured, the images were printed using Canon PIXMA PRO Printers, and
displayed as 13-by-19 inch works of art. In each of the main galleries, there
was a printer demo station on-site where attendees could interact with the
Canon PIXMA PRO-1, PIXMA PRO-10 and PIXMA PRO-100 printers to see exactly how
they are able to maintain every nuance and color with the utmost accuracy and

Each exhibit led guests through four interactive sensory gallery spaces before
reaching the main photo gallery. In all of the sensory rooms, guests were
first introduced to a sensory trigger such as the smell of suntan oil, and
then immersed in a series of photographs inspired by that sense, such as the
beach. At the conclusion of the gallery exhibits, attendees were given
limited-edition signed prints by the hosts and photographers.

“This project was especially intriguing to me because it enabled me to push my
creativity in the photography space, which I have a huge passion for,” said
Norman Reedus, New York City gallery host. “As an avid photographer, working
with the Canon PIXMA PRO printers gave me the opportunity to bring my images
to life.”

Canon PIXMA PRO printers are aimed at professional photographers and advanced
amateurs. For more information about the PIXMA PRO family of printers, please

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