Tokyo Story

The adventures of an American LD in Japan

Most LDs have no idea where their next job is coming from, but that's the freelance life. Sometimes, however, one job leads to another in a thoroughly unexpected way. So it was with Guy Smith, a New York-based LD who, for a few weeks this winter, was surprised to find himself the toast of the Tokyo nightclub scene.

Here's how it happened. Smith, you may recall, designs lighting for a variety of live events, including theatre, bu

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