As promised here is the second installment of the “Unpublished 2009” set.
After a slightly rocky road and a story best left untold, a gallery of photos from my “let the poets cry themselves to sleep” series has been published on CNNgo, the travel branch of the CNN website. The gallery which contains previously unseen pictures from the series can be seen on the CNNgo site HERE.
I’ll just post one unpublished picture from each month of the past year.
Over on his very very cool new Big Pictures site, Mr Jim O’Connell has posted a weird slowed down video of me in all my dark glory ;-) To share the incoming link love, I won’t post it here I’ll just link to it. HERE Thanks Jim, I’m flattered.
I was lucky enough to meet KiemTang a.k.a. Society Works who was passing through our little metropolis the past few days.
Professor David Nutt of the University of Bristol is one of my new heroes. Controversially (exactly to who I don’t quite understand) together with a team of highly respected experts he drew up a new classification system for drugs based on “harm”, the rankings placed Alcohol far above Ecstacy, causing outrage in middle England. That…
Bumped into a friend whilst out wandering a few days ago and he took me to a little izakaya in Sangenjaya with this self service beer machine.
Can’t believe it was 2 years ago this month when we were graced with the presence of Mr Arnaud De Grave in our little village, Tokyo.
My Father, John Storey (Pictured above) is a damn fine human being, a man who taught me what integrity means and made it forever impossible for me to look at oil paintings of countryside scenes without slipping into a boredom induced coma, thanks to his vain attempts to educate me in the arts as a…
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about a band, GEEKS, playing outside Shibuya station who made me stop and listen, a rare occurance indeed.
I contacted them after to tell them about my blog post and several emails later I was invited to the last gig of their recent Japanese tour.
At the weekend I was assistant/2nd photographer to James O’Connell (there’s a good Irish name, padre) at a wedding.
It was in a beautiful university chapel here in Tokyo. During the ceremony, the priest only wanted one photographer in the room , so as not to disrupt proceedings too much, so I was left “back stage”………..
On the night I shot the “I believe in magic (pt2)” picture I also shot some natural light shots of the model Nami. This was one of my favorites, something about the serious look in her eyes.
The astute among you will have noticed a slight change in the blog layout and feel, the even more astute will have noticed a change in the address.
Another shot from my series “I believe in magic”. (see another HERE) This time thanks goes to the model, the lovely Nami, who I will miss a lot when she leaves for Canada at the end of the week.
A 500 year old soba restaurant, enough sake to floor a sumo wrestler, very non-zen zen gardens and being picked up by girls in bars – My Kyoto trip
Last weekend, after 3 years in Japan, I finally succumbed and visited Kyoto, the Japan of guidebooks and western imaginations. Well, if a dear friend and his girlfriend invite you to stay at a 500 year old soba restaurant that supplies soba to the emperor of Japan and another dear friend will also be staying…
‘The Tokyo Reporter‘, a fantastic blog about the darker and more salubrious aspects of life in Japan is using one of my pictures (taken at the FCCJ during the authors talk about the book) in an article about Jake Adelstein, the author of ‘Tokyo Vice’ a book about the authors 12 year stint as a…
Had a lovely hungover day out in Ogose in Saitama with Falsalama and his lovely girlfriend recently.A beautiful wood with several waterfalls.Just what the doctor ordered, fresh deep lungfuls of air and nature weaving her calming spell on me.Of course, I managed to find a little darkness in all that beauty, as is the uchujin…
Geeks guitarist and vocalist ‘Endo’
Dolphin Meat (イルカ) for sale in Numazu,Shizuoka
A special bonus edition of ‘from the archives pictures’, this time from two years ago, September 2007.I’m increasingly interested in the progression of my own work (those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it) and the subconcious threads that run through a persons work, only noticable upon reflection some time later.It…
Dogenzaka,Shibuya,September 08 My obsession with sleeping people continues unabated, but this one is from September ’08, part of my ‘A year ago’ series.