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World Ballet Day: Mone Ohashi, Tokyo

A few shots from a recent test shoot in Tokyo with Mone Ohashi, to celebrate World Ballet Day. Hokkaido-born ballerina, Mone Ohashi, has recently moved back to Tokyo. She approached me a few…


Expressing oneself in monochrome

The subject of the workshop I recently did was ‘Expressing Myself In Monochrome’ and for the day we concentrated solely on shooting in-camera black and white with our digital cameras. Here’s a little more…

Tokyo int he snow: heaviest snowfall for a decade

Tokyo in the snow: heaviest falls for a decade?

After a tiring weekend, driving up to Minamisoma and back on an food-aid delivery, I didn’t really feel up to much today and got up late. Mind you, very happy we came back from…


Trampled Underfoot

This photo threw itself into my path. Ok. Maybe it threw itself into Toru’s path, but I’ll get to that. Walking along the river during our recent photowalk, I saw this blossom, almost underfoot. My…

Tokyo in the snow

A Few Hours of Snow in Tokyo

Snow doesn’t come to all of Tokyo very often but I always try, if I can, to make the time to get out in it as it conjures some unique photo opportunities. This…


Workshop Report: A Bit of Park, A Bit of Street

A crowd of us took to the streets of Tokyo on 11th December for a workshop that would include some nice park action, some street photography and some street modelling. Getting out into…


Typhoon 15 [Roke] hits Tokyo

The Japanese typhoon season has been pretty rough so far. A couple of weeks ago a typhoon left a trail of destruction and 87 people dead as it swept across the south of…


Photowalk: Yurakucho to Kanda in the rain

Shooting some street photography, catching the typhoon rain and showing Liam from Australia some good spots to shoot with telephoto lenses. A great afternoon out with the cameras and a chance to catch…


Tokyo mash-ups, getting ‘signed’ & some news from Blurb.com

And on the second day, Alfie created a book cover. Yep, reckon this shot [above] is gonna be the cover of a book about street photography I am preparing. Only shot another six…


Multiple exposures with the D300

Film-land was, among other things, a land where delightful accidents could occur when you didn’t advance the film and shot twice on one frame. Or shot over a roll of film you’d already…

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