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Stekki Magazine No.6: Fashion photography with Mari Hirao

The latest edition of Stekki Magazine is here, featuring the Kobe-born and Tokyo-based model, Mari Hirao. The pics are from a shoot I recently did with Mari in Kamakura and Hayama. The shots…

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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 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…

24 floors up in Mita, Tokyo

Got this shot in before a meeting I was having in a building just by Mita Station, downtown Tokyo. Great view of the Tokyo Tower. Moody sky. Storm broke a little while later….

The Driver

Spotted on a walk I did last week between Yurakucho and Shinbashi. Good light coming down through a gap in the two sections of the railway bridge overhead. Just picking out the guy…

All laid out below me: International Forum, Tokyo

The first time I visited this building was in 1999 but I can still find new photos.  Was there last week with one of my students and got this shot. The light was…

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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…

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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…

Panorama of Shibuya from Hikarie Building

This is a fairly rough and ready panorama, shot in just a couple of minutes yesterday. This is a 4000px shot which you can zoom into: – use your mouse wheel to zoom…

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Photography in Tokyo: In Praise of Shinagawa Inter-City

I spent a lot of years visiting Japan and subsequently living in the Shinagawa area before I ever though there was much to see or do in Shinagawa, except use the train station….

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