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Coming of Age Day in Tokyo

Monday was Seijin no Hi, or Coming of Age Day in Japan. It’s a day when 20 year-olds engage in a ceremony to celebrate their coming of age. The ladies typically dress up…

Helicopter flight over Tokyo at dusk

Big thanks to +Ben Torode for the opportunity to fill the second seat in the chopper for yesterday's flight. Perfect weather. Perfect light. Not so much wind as earlier in the week, which was…


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…


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…

A quick shot of Cynthia at the Forum

Caught up with +Cynthia Popper for lunch and wandered around for a little bit. She'd never been in the International Forum in Yurakucho. Light was great so I got a quick shot or three…

Feature I shot recently for Scoot Airlines' Magazine

This was a fun challenge, to shoot some of Tokyo's quirky cafes from a top-down perspective. These are busy cafes that only give you a limited time to shoot, although they were very…


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…


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….

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