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Momiji in Omori

Epson R-D1 Canon 50mm f/1.2 RF

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Yokohama in the Rain | Street Photography Japan

Here’s a shot from the few hours I spent in Yokohama yesterday evening. Great scenes and I have a few favourite spots to shoot there in this sort of weather, which afford great light and great angles. This is definitely … Continue reading

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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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My Taxi Fetish Continues: Okachimachi, Tokyo

Two-and-a-bit years after shooting a magazine feature about Tokyo’s taxis and drivers, I still can’t shake the obsession. This is not a bad thing, as obsessions can often pay their way in the photographer’s life and I have made money … Continue reading

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Which yellow is going to 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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Multiple-exposures with the Nikon D700: Ginza in Duplicate

A fun shot I made at the end of a street photography workshop I did in Ginza last Saturday. Shots from each student and the projects we did on the workshop are going up on japanorama as soon as this … Continue reading

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Leaf in the last rays of the sun: Shimbamba, Tokyo

Had a nice half an hour on Friday afternoon, chasing the last of the sun around the neighbourhood where my youngest son goes to nursery-school. There’s a little shrine down by the Meguro River – Ebara Shrine – which I … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji in the fog: Lake Yamanakako, Yamanashi, Japan

Fuji appearing from the fog above part of the hotel complex we were staying in. The mountain was teasing us by appearing and disappearing all morning. Shot at about 7.30am one recent Saturday morning, after my son and I had … Continue reading

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Dawn in Kita-Karuizawa, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

A lovely moment in lovely surroundings which made getting up at 4.15am with my kids very worthwhile the other week. The resulting photo was one of the top pics from G+ on October 2nd…. http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2011/10/2 Nikon D700 Tamron 14mm f/2.8 … Continue reading

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Towards Evening: Ginza, Tokyo.

Had been out with a new student, doing a lesson with him. We were sort of done by the time I shot this… just sitting in the street enjoying the last of the evening light. I have an ongoing series … 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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Enjoying a smoke with myself……

Thought these two shots of this bloke worked nicely like this. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Monochrome is done in-camera No cropping of either shot Just dumped them both on a new canvas in Photoshop.

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Night-time pushchair adventures: Omori, Tokyo

Shot at the end of June. A little stroll up to the supermarket to get some fresh air, some bargains and…. just another adventure for little Charlie. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/1.2

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Even the poster is looking at me: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Last day I had use of the wonderful Mamiya 645AFD with ZD Digital back and tilt-shift bellows, as so graciously loaned to me for the last year or so by Jeff Laitila. Was out shooting some shots in Ginza, for … Continue reading

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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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‘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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Tokyo mash-up: Shibuya

Multiple exposure shot using the feature on the D300. It’s on the D700 too but I just fancied giving the old girl some time out of the house for a change. See a few more and some explanation, here: japanorama.co.uk/2011/06/16/multiple-exposures-with-the-d… … 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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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