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Architecture: Repeated Patterns

Tokyo has some fabulous architecture and I like nothing more than walking around the city capturing the patterns and shapes. Back in 2016, a new building opened in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district. The Tokyu Plaza Ginza immediately became by go-to … 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

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Tohoku winter wonderland

At various times during the end of 2017 and through into January of last year, I was on a shoot for the JTB and Japan National Parks Authority. It gave me the chance to visit some truly breathtaking parts of … Continue reading

Fashipn photography in Japan: Norie modelling in Shibuya, Tokyo
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‘Cup ramen shooting’: five minutes in Shibuya with Norie

Over the last couple or three years, I’ve done a few of what I call ‘cup ramen shoots’. The idea is basically to shoot a fashion set in about the time it would take to unwrap, add boiling water to … Continue reading

My son Joe at Lake Motosu, Japan
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Camping by the shores of Lake Motosu

Last week we had a great camping trip, for three days, to Lake Motosu in the Fuji Five Lakes area. Great campsite. Fully recommended. There’s details on the site in the post at the link below, along with a whole … Continue reading

Childrens portraits in Japan: Charlie and Ami in Negishi Shinrin Koen
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Kids at Hanami: Charlie and Ami in Negishi Shinrin Koen

The other day myself and two of the kids ventured down to Negishi Shinrin Koen for a morning walk.  The cherry blossom was just about 100% out and looked fabulous. Not the best of weather, kind of damp and grey, … Continue reading

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Sunset by Lake Inawashiro, Aizu, Japan

This shot was from the sunset down by the shores of Lake Inawashiro. You can see a lot more shots from our recent trip to Aizu by following the link below. This shot made with the Nikon D3X and 50mm f/1.2 … Continue reading

Fashion model in Tokyo: first shoot with Mari Hirao
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Fashion model in Tokyo: first shoot with Mari Hirao

Mari and I are doing a shoot next week but we met up today in Shibuya to choose some clothes. I couldn’t resist one quick photo shoot with her whilst we were in this part of town. So, we headed … 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

Mini Miu: nude diptych
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Getting back into nudes, gently….

It’s been years since I shot nudes; at art-college in the early 1990s was probably the last time I did a lot of it. I shot a few semi-nudes during the workshop I did lats year in Miyazaki and a … Continue reading

Street photography in Tokyo, Japan: Shinbashi
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Fixed position street photography: drivers passing, Shinbashi, Tokyo

Finding a good spot and staying in it can be as rewarding as shooting on the move. I sometimes equate street photography to fishing and there’re basically two ways of doing either: ‘trawling’ with a big net, i.e. moving and shooting … Continue reading

Professor Satoshi Ono, visiting fellow of GRIPS in Tokyo
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Professor Satoshi Ono for Eurobiz Magazine

The great thing about shooting a wide variety of types of work is that I get to meet loads of interesting people. This is Professor Satoshi Ono, visiting fellow at Tokyo’s GRIPS [Graduate Institute for Policy Studies]. I met him … Continue reading

Ginko leaves at shrine in Asakusabashi, Tokyo
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Autumn still in full swing: Asakusabashi shrine

I was out for a few hours yesterday with one of my photography students, getting her sorted on some composition related items: leading the eye with line, colour, exposure mainly.  This little shrine near Asakusabashi subway station is a spot … Continue reading

Sea and coast in Izu, Japan
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Two scenes from a movie called life

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

Paddle boarding at sunset, Kamakura, Japan
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Paddle-boarding in the last of the sun., Kamakura, Japan

I don’t post many photos these days that are cropped to widescreen but this one just suited the crop. I actually have a custom ground-glass screen in my Nikon, which has 16×9 and Panavision crops ground into it. So when … Continue reading