Category Archives: People

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Crowds In the Rain, Akihabara, Tokyo

I spent a little time in town today, shooting around Akihabara, under a couple of bridges and taking pics of the people with slow shutter-speeds. I know a few good places where I can shoot whilst staying dry and getting … Continue reading

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The Writing’s On the Wall

There are a couple of these restaurants around Tokyo. This one is in Kanda and I was walking the neighbourhood the other week with my good buddy Mike Kulyk after we’d spent some time in the book district of Jimbocho. … Continue reading

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Shinyong in Daimon | Street fashion & modelling in Tokyo

Quick test shot with a model I am just starting to work with. Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 Monochrome in-camera using one of my Nikon Picture Controls

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Which yellow’s gonna be first to fall? Ueno Park, Tokyo

I like autumn in Japan. Well anywhere actually but especially in Japan, where it signals the fact that one has autumn, winter and spring before another boiling, humid and insufferable summer comes along. I like it for the colour, for … Continue reading

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Street Fashion in Tokyo for the Wall Street Journal

Recently have been out and about trying to find some interesting folk for an ongoing street fashion feature I am shooting for The Wall Street Journal. The first shot is also up on their website, at the link below. http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2011/12/05/introducing-scenestyle/ … Continue reading

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Sayonara Nukes anti-nuclear demonstration in Tokyo:: 19th September, 2011

Photos from the Sayonara Nukes anti-nuclear march in Tokyo which, by my reckoning, attracted at least 60,000 people… including myself, the wife and our three kids. This shot was made from the top of a chain-link fence I climbed up … Continue reading

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Jackie O? Irish Kashima modelling for me in Yokohama

This is undoubtedly one of my faves from the shoot I did with Irish Kashima the other day. As soon as Irish put on the shades and stood near the ship, I couldn’t help but think of Jackie Onassis….. Nikon … Continue reading

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…and she flies, too.

Akari proved to be a girl with immense talent for modelling and she’s a lot of fun too. Would have obviously been great to have a completely empty street for this, with no distractions in the background, but one can’t … Continue reading

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Akari: Hinodecho, Yokohama

Took a group of people to Hinodecho in Yokohama yesterday, for a session of shooting with two models. This is Akari; part-time model, full-time masters student from Seattle. Great girl, natural model, a joy to work with. The hat and … Continue reading

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Schoolgirl: Asakusabashi, Tokyo

One of my shots from the Saturday walk I did. We didnt get lots of rain but everyone seemed to get some nice shots. This was shot in one my favourite street photography spots in Tokyo; Asakusabashi. Favourite because of … Continue reading

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Bubbles at sunset: Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Woke up with a vicious migraine this morning. Just getting into the swing of the day now. Just about to have a conference call with the US. Here’s a shot from yesterday: Yoyogi Park, was wandering through there after doing … Continue reading

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Saori and Joe in the rain-storm: Yanaka, Tokyo

Shot whilst out on a portrait/street-modelling workshop the other week. The heavens opened. Saori and my son posed in the rain for a quick snap. Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED IF

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Braving the typhoon rain: Kanda, Tokyo

Spent some time out yesterday with Liam, doing some street shooting. Kanda is a favourite spot for me. Been a while since I shot there but there is one spot in particular – a four way pedestrian crossing with good … Continue reading

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Ami and her pals get ready to attack the big white ball

School sports-day. Great fun. Nice shooting opportunity. See a load more pics here: japanorama.co.uk/2011/06/08/joe-ami-at-the-school-sports-… Nikon D700 Nikkor 300mm f/4 Black and white in-camera using a custom picture control.

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The eyes have it: Shinjuku Station, Tokyo

One I shot as part of our Sunday workshop ‘A Day on the Trains’ See more of my shots here: japanorama.co.uk/2011/06/06/mono-rail-a-day-on-the-trains… Other people’s work is on the way this week and I’ll get that online as soon as it arrives. … Continue reading

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In the thick of it: Shinagawa Jinga Matsuri

Ran a photowalk/workshop down at the Shinagawa Shrine festival in Shimbamba yesterday. Great atmosphere, partly down to the fact that because a lot of the other festivals have been cancelled this year, this one was busier and bigger. Lots more … Continue reading

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Expressions: Ginza, Tokyo

Not the perfect framing.. too little space at the bottom, I think. But I was waiting to cross the road too and with a 300mm prime lens there is only zooming with one’s feet as an option. If I’d stepped … Continue reading

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Boarding the bullet: Tokyo Station

Spent an hour at Tokyo Station the other week, with my son. This fella was quite eye-catching and that’s why I always carry the camera and am always switched on to stuff around me. Nikon D700 Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED … Continue reading

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A penny for your thoughts: Shibuya, Tokyo

Spent a half-hour loitering around Shibuye Crossing the other Saturday, after visiting the MyJapan exhibition where I had some work up. Great place to shoot with the 300mm. I know the purists think telephotos for street photography are the work … Continue reading

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Tokyo Layers: Shibuya

This poster’s gone now so I am doubly pleased I got this shot. So many layers in Tokyo. Nikon D700 Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED In-camera monochrome Straight out of the camera.

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Schoolkids walking home: near Izumino, Kanagawa

22nd March 2011 We’d spent the night before with friends in Izumino, about 20km out of Yokohama. I’d got drunk. So had Sam. Actually, so had everyone except the kids. This is the way of Taka – our host and … Continue reading

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Pape Mour Faye: portrait for YC&AC magazine

Had the pleasure of meeting this fella the other day, on a shoot at The Yokohama Country & Athletics Club. This one’s going into their magazine. Pape Mour Faye formerly of the Yokohama B-CORSAIRS basketball team. 23 years old, from … Continue reading

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Summer’s come to Tokyo

Shot last year actually; 21st May, 2010. Not entirely sure I remember where in Tokyo this was though….looks like Shibuya. Seems to epitomise summer; the parasol, the straw hat on the girl at right. You can feel the heat. Nikon … Continue reading

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OnThis Day A Year Ago: Yokohama

Dug this shot out taken last year at almost the same time time of day as right now; 5.30pm on 19th May, 2010. Had done a walk with some lovely folk from the USA. This was towards the end of … Continue reading

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A Day with the 300mm f/4: Shibuya, Tokyo

I’ve been making a habit recently of picking up on an old technique for keeping myself sharp: pick one prime lens, at random [set them on the floor, spin a beer-bottle, pick up the one that ‘wins’] and shooting with … Continue reading

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Getting the hang of chopsticks

Charlie was doing pretty well…. for a one year-old 🙂 Nikon D700 Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AiS High Contrast Monochrome [HC-01] picture control by me.

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Hanami in Japan, 2011: People enjoying the blossoms in Naka-meguro

From a photowalk I did this week. Mamiya 645AFDii Mamiya ZD Digital Back Mamiya 80mm AF f/2.8

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The Family: Kaneyo beach bar, Mabori-kaigan, Kanagawa, Japan

19th March 2011 We spent a lovely day touring the coast from Zushi, to Hayama, Jogashima and down to one of our favourite places outside Tokyo: Kaneyo beach bar at Mabori-kaigan. Had my 40th birthday party here in 2009 and … Continue reading

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Sheridan Tongue, film composer, at Tsukiji fishmarket

Spent a couple of days with Sheridan when he was here earlier this month. Shooting, touring, getting him some PR shots. Mamiya 645AFDii Carl Zeiss Planar [Hasselblad] 110mm f/2 Mamiya ZD digital back www.sheridantongue.com/

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Shoot No.2 with Natsuko: The Blue Bench

Had a bit of an epiphany with this shot. A location I have shot in a few times and one I pass all the time…. but it all came together today. Thanks Nats. Had a great morning shooting with you. … Continue reading