Shinagawa Inter City architecture

architecture in the Inter City development, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
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The Inter City development in Shinagawa, Tokyo, has become a regular shooting haunt for me, for everything from fashion to street photography. I live fairly close-by, just a few stops along the Keikyu Line near Tachiaigawa. Apart from some great architecture, … Continue reading

Eiko: a portrait in Fukuoka

A portrait of Eiko
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Read the article linked to below for how a Bruno Aveillan book, some plastic, beer and some cameras led to a wonderfully fun time on a very cold day in Fukuoka. Thanks to my mate Chef and his lovely wife Eiko for … Continue reading

Two scenes from a movie called life

Sea and coast in Izu, Japan
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These were shot down at the beach in Izu the other weekend at a place called Bentenyama. The larger island is called Bentenjima. Lovely 45mins around sunset spent just shooting the waves breaking over the low wall that runs along … Continue reading

The empty stage: Kinugawa haikyo

Azusa modelling at the Kappa Onsen hotel haikyo, Kinugawa
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One more from last week’s outing to Kinugawa and one of the haikyo [abandoned buildings] there. This old enkan [or enka singing/karaoke ballroom] was remarkable: the stage, the curtains, the atmosphere of everything that had happened there over its years … Continue reading

Bored at work

Bored at work: Oimachi, Tokyo
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This pharmacist had obviously had a long day and was getting bore by the time 5pm rolled around. I was outside with a couple of friends, having a drink at a streetside standing bar. Gear? Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 … Continue reading

Tokyo Station renewal: in praise of looking up

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Went down to see Tokyo Station without the construction going on for the first time in years. Seemed a good time to shoot pictures of people shooting pictures….. More pics here on my Japanorama website: http://japanorama.co.uk/2012/10/15/tokyo-station-renewal-in-praise-of-looking-up/

Satoru Masunaga

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In September 2011 I was asked to accompany a journalist and shoot some pics to go with his story on Masunaga Optical, spectacle maker based in Fukui, Japan. This is Satoru Masunaga current president of the company and grandson of … Continue reading