Category Archives: Places

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The Olde Worlde Charm of Ningyocho

The neighbourhood of Ningyocho in Tokyo’s Chuo-ku borough, is a place I visit often and it’s full of relaxed, olde worlde charm. Ningyocho is about 25mins on the train from where we live. It’s a charming old neighbourhood of small … Continue reading

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Cinematic times at Yangon Station

In March of 2018, I spent almost two weeks in Myanmar, mostly in and around Yangon, as Unit Stills Photographer on a short film. The movie is a love story. The Japanese male lead, Hasegawa Hiroki, plays a guy working … Continue reading

The National Art Center, Tokyo, in Miniature: shot with Hasselblad HTS Tilt-Shift Adaptor
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The National Art Center, Tokyo, in Miniature: shot with Hasselblad HTS Tilt-Shift Adaptor

This shot is part of a series I’m working on, called ‘Tokyo ToyTown’. Everything is shot using the Hasselblad HTS1.5 tilt shift adaptor. Various camera bodies used. one mine, some borrowed. This one was shot the other day, with my … Continue reading

Snow on the shrines of Nikko, Japan
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Late March snow in Nikko: the lady with the pink umbrella

It’s not unheard of to get snow in late March, in Nikko. But the locals were saying that such heavy snowfall in such a short space of time [overnight on the 26th/27th March this year] was unusual.  Not so far … Continue reading

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Fireworks in the family home-town, Fukushima, Japan

Obon is a period of August when people visit their hometowns to pay respects to their dead relatives. We’ve been up in Ishikawa-machi, Fukushima, for a few days to see family and enjoy a little summer down-time after a very … Continue reading

Long exposures with Hasselblad H4D-40: Todai-ji Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
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Long exposures with Hasselblad H4D-40: Toji, Kyoto, Japan

This was shot a month or two ago, art of a feature I was shooting in Kyoto for Travel and Leisure Magazine. This shot didn’t make the cut for the magazine but is one of my favourites from the three … Continue reading

architecture in the Inter City development, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
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Shinagawa Inter City architecture

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

Long exposure overlooking the sea; Hyuga, Kyushu, Japan
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The Night Before the Workshop: Hyuga, Kyushu, Japan

Just dug this photo out of an old folder, as today I have been putting together some materials for another fashion workshop I am doing later this year in the same location. This was shot with my Nikon D700 from … Continue reading

Heavy snow in the streets of Omori, Tokyo
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Snow-quiet streets of Omori: January 14th, 2013

I guess I am sort of excited about the prospect of having more heavy snow tomorrow, hence the couple of posts today from the last dump of snow we had in Tokyo. This is a street not far from our … Continue reading

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‘Snowy tarmac. Two attempts. Nailed it’: Hokkaido, Japan

One from the archives, shot up in Hokkaido back in 2007. Piece on the photo and a project idea for people, about telling stories with a photo. Either with no words or using the idea of the Six Word Story, … Continue reading

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Multiple-exposures with the Nikon D300: Tokyo Overlap

Experimenting with some ideas around multiple-exposures using a feature on the Nikon DSLR. Article and more shots here: http://japanorama.co.uk/2011/06/16/multiple-exposures-with-the-d300/

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The World Above My Head: Hiroo, Tokyo

Shot walking into Shibuya from the MyJapan exhibition in Hiroo. This was the fence of a school. Great shapes overhead. Bit grainy as I made one of the classic mistakes I teach people not to…. leaving the camera at high … Continue reading

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The Last Train: Mejiro, Tokyo, Japan

I first planned to do this an ‘after the last train’ photowalk on the evening of March 11th. No need to remind people what happened in Japan that day. As it was, the last train that Friday was at around … Continue reading

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Tokyo Tilt Shift: Toy Trees and Fuji TV Building, Odaiba

Another shot from my recent walks across the Rainbow Bridge. Love how I was able to capture the trees and the corner of the fort like this, with the Fuji TV building in the background. The bridge offers some great … Continue reading

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She hides her face: Kiyosumi-shirakawa, Tokyo

Shot on a recent wander around Kiyosumi Shiarakawa with my mate Charlie. Mamiya 645AFDii Carl Zeiss Planar 110mm f/2 Mamiya ZD digital back

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Autumn in colour infra-red: Shiinamachi, Tokyo

This is more like it! First attempt at false-colour processing was OK but this has really come out nice. Infra-red was, on film, always about experimenting… lots of it! The digital stuff is far easier to be honest. And far … Continue reading

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The washing's out & drying: Kiyosumi Shirakawa, Tokyo

Shot on a photowalk around an interesting part of Tokyo; Kiyosumi Shirakawa. Mamiya 645AFDii Mamiya ZD digital back 1948 Kodak Ektar lens mounted on Mamiya macro/tilt-shift bellows.

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Shrine in infra-red: Nagasaki 3-chome, Shiinamachi, Tokyo

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Old man working at his dry-cleaning business: Kiyosumi Shirakawa, Tokyo

Found a nice area around Kiyosumi Shirakawa which I didnt really know so well. Great evening light and atmosphere on this quiet old streets. Nikon D700 Tamron 14mm f/2.8

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Afternoon sun, Omori, Tokyo

Last of the sun today. Joe and I took off for an hour or two walking around the local neighbourhood. Couldn’t miss getting a shot of the sun streaming across this part of the street, so I waited for someone … Continue reading

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Passer-by, Omori, Tokyo

Another one I grabbed on my little walk around the neighbourhood yesterday. Again, weird looks for shooting ‘just some bike against a shack’ not far from Omori Station. Loved the bike, the kind of run-down look and the fire-extinguisher box. … Continue reading

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Mushroom-cloud over Tokyo

It’s ok… it’s just a mushroom-shaped cloud "Controversial installation artist tampers with Tokyo sky to make a point about nuclear disarmament’. Well, maybe not… but it sounded more interesting than ‘clouds at sunset shot from my balcony’ Funny the stuff … Continue reading

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Guarding Ginza: This reminded me of Monty Python

…the sketch where Eric Idle goes up to John Cleese, who is dressed as a policeman, and says… after a suitably comedic pause: “So, erm, you, erm, wanna come back to my place then” To which Cleese just nonchantly replies: … Continue reading

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Rainy season arrives in Lilliput

Another quick one off of the balcony of our place. I like this one better than the first one I tried. Mamiya 645AFD II Mamiya ZD Back Mamiya Auto-bellows Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7 @ f/5.6 1/80th sec 160ISO Movements on … Continue reading

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"Prayers waft through warm spring air"

Did a photowalk down in Kamakura today with a lovely group of people; some regular students, some first-timers out on one of our events. All ended up with a barbecue at Yim’s house, down in Zushi. Superb weather, lovely company… … Continue reading

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Railway lines, Ogimachi, Kanagawa

Shot this whilst out with a bunch of people on our workshop yesterday, down at Ogimachi near Kawasaki. Irwin was soing some shots with our model, with one half of the group. I was in macro and monochrome world with … Continue reading

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Alley cats; Samezu, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

My son and I went for a walk along the Old Tokkaido Road for a few hours late this afternoon. We spotted these two alley-cats down a backstreet in Samezu. Nikon D300 Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S