Japan Photos

A day out in Chichibu and Saitama

A few weeks ago my son and I headed out to Chichibu in Saitama, north west of Tokyo. Here are some pics from our day out. Chichibu is somewhere I had never really…


Back in the music: Little Dynamite Sex & Android Baby

A night back in front of the stage, watching two Tokyo bands at Aube in Shibuya. Once upon a time all I used to shoot was music photography. I don’t really miss working…


Last week’s torrential rain: down by the station

Last Sunday evening I was on my way back from doing a photography lesson with one of my students. By the time the train reached Kawasaki, the sky had turned black. As we…


A walk into Tokyo from the Rainbow Bridge

The other week I took a contact of mine, who was in Tokyo from Sakhalin, out for a photowalk/lesson. We started in Shiodome, took the Yurikamome Line across the Rainbow Bridge and later…

RB67 127mm lens on the Nikon D800E

Mamiya RB67 Lenses on Nikon D800E

Some days I miss owning my old Mamiya RB67 camera. Now I don’t have to miss it so much, as I have an adaptor to fit the lenses onto my Nikon D800E! The…

Portrait photographer in Tokyo, Japan: Ayuko Izumi

Using Tokyo As My Studio: A Shoot With Ayuko Izumi

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by dancer and swordswoman, Ayuko Izumi, to shoot some portraits of her on location in Tokyo. She wanted a mix of styles, some in kimono,…

Fashion photographer in Tokyo: Shinyong in Asagaya

The Ten-Minute Fashion Shoot

Never one to pass up the chance of a quick shoot, Shinyong posed for a few quick snaps yesterday. We’d just finished a meeting over at a friend’s cafe in Asagaya, so with…


Tokyo Has Its Biggest Snowfall For 45 Years

Saturday saw the biggest drop of snow in the capital since 1969 which, coincidentally, was the year of my birth. I went out for a walk about 2pm starting at Hammamatsucho and walking up…

Eiko: a portrait by Alfie Goodrich

How a Bruno Aveillan book led to a day of giggles & some great photos

It’s been a while since I had quite so much fun just hanging out with a friend and having fun with the camera. But at the very back-end of last year I was…

Water drops on the day the snow melted

The day after the snow: out with the macro lens

Tokyo’s recent day of heavy snow was a lot of fun and I managed to get out and do some shooting in it, despite the very wet nature of the snow… which can…

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