Hayao Miyazaki, Oscar-winning director of such classic animated movies as 'My Neighbour Totoro', 'Spirited Away', 'Laputa' and 'Princess Mononoke'.
I got lots of pics of Miyazaki-san yesterday at the press conference he gave at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. But this one is a personal fave. Not the greatest news shot, as you cant see all of his face like you can in all of my other shots but he was generally so relaxed and at this very moment having a real chuckle about something.
Great to hear the man speak and he really had some great things to say.
Plus, at the end I cheekily got a postcard film-still from Totoro autographed by him for my best buddy, Sam, who lives in London. Sam is a massive Miyazaki fan. He'll be stoked. :-)
I will drop a link on here to more of the pics from today when I have the story and pics all done.