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Waterfall in Chichibu, Saitama, Japan

I recently spent a day touring around part of the Chichibu area of Saitama. There are some great waterfalls there. This was just downstream of the main falls at Marugami. This shot?Nikon D800ENikkor…

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Fashion photography in Japan: Mari Hirao

I recently spent the day around Kamakura and the Hayama Peninsula with Tokyo fashion model, Mari Hirao. Here’s a selection of shots from our shoot, from some of my favourite spots in the…

Fashion photography in Japan; Mari Hirao in Kanagawa

Some of the results of my shoot last week with Mari Hirao, a Kobe-born model based here in Tokyo. Supremely talented and focused model who is constantly helping to drive the creativity of…

My new Soundcloud Page

Haven't made any tunes since about 1999 so I got GarageBand yesterday and am getting back into making some music. The two tracks there now are just me playing and getting used to…

My new Soundcloud Page

Haven't made any tunes since about 1999 so I got GarageBand yesterday and am getting back into making some music. The two tracks there now are just me playing and getting used to…

From the archives: Tokyo in infra-red

Four years ago I had the loan of an infra-red converted Nikon D300 and spent a few weeks shooting various subjects. This shot has been published in several magazines, most recently in Air…

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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…

Music photography in Tokyo, Japan: Little Dynamite Sex & Android Baby

Music photography in Tokyo, Japan: Little Dynamite Sex & Android Baby Last night I went out to shoot two bands at Shibuya's 'Aube' venue. Once upon a time all I did was music…

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Mari Hirao in colour

Another shot from our very brief little test shoot yesterday. The light in the Hikarie Building is amazing from around 4.30pm in the summer, streaming in through the huge floor-to-ceiling windows.  Was shooting…

Fashion model in Tokyo: first shoot with Mari Hirao

Mari and I are doing a shoot next week but we met up today in Shinuya to choose some clothes. I couldn't resist one quick photo shoot with her whilst we were in…

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