死人花 – The Flower of the dead I know its really autumn now.
(Photo removed at Ms. Daoust’s request) Last night I went, with Jim O’connell, to the opening of Canadian photographer Nathalie Daoust’s ‘Hide and Sex’ exhibition at the vanilla gallery in Ginza. I was invited by Yuri, my pole dancer friend from the show I shot recently, who features as one of Nathalies models.
Ah, sleeping guy, nice light, geometric elements. One for the collection…(crouch) (click) (click)
I haven’t really been using the video function on my 5D, I’m not a videographer and I already have ridiculous amounts of hard drives filled with photo files, last thing I need is to start getting into HD video with all the huge files and possible new video cards mess that will get me into.However,…
Yuko Katsuta and Uchujin, The bridge overlooking Yasukuni dori, august 15th 2009 If you’ve read my previous post on Yasukuni August 15th then hopefully you’ll remember the wonderful old woman I mentioned meeting on the bridge overlooking the entrance to the shrine.
August the 15th is the anniversary of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.
Every year on this day 1000’s of people go to the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Kudanshita to pay their respects to the war dead (including the 14 class A war criminals whose souls are intered there).
That’s quite a paint job on that scooter!
Inspired in part by motionid and his ‘from the archives’ posts over on his blog, I have been looking back through photos from a year ago, seeing if there are pictures I didn’t like at the time which I like now and attempting to see if there has been any progression/changes in my work.
On the 7th day the omnipotent, omnipresent one rested, but His Horned alter-ego didn’t and neither do I. A series of photos of poledancers for my series “On the 7th day”
I spend a really frightening amount of time in front of a computer screen. My life is mediated through an LCD display and a mouse click. Consequently I listen to A LOT of music and I’m unapologetic about my tastes.This is quite a departure from my attitude in my younger years when i was somewhat…
My good friend Mr Jim O’Connell’s photo was on the front page of the New York Times web edition yesterday. There is much more to come I’m told.He’s already blogged about it here so I am just posting this to say congratulations old chap and look forward to seeing more.
It’s killed at least 3 family members that I know of.
Nathan Shanahan by me A few weeks ago I assisted for a very talented and very friendly Australian photographer friend here in Tokyo.Nathan Shanahan is one of the few full time working photographers I know and in an effort to increase my own understanding of how the industry works here in Tokyo and other aspects…
Photo by Brian Scott Peterson Just had to post this flattering portrait of me by fellow Tokyo Beat , Brian Scott Peterson Thanks Brian, this is one I owe you ;-)
For the past few weeks Jehad Nga a freelance New York Times photojournalist, trainer whore ;-) and a deeply interesting and knowledgeable man has been hanging out with us here in Tokyo.
Photographer, real ordained Nagpa (Tibetan Buddhist Tantric lay priest) and my vajra brother. Quite possibly the realest, most honest human being I know. He’ll try to tell you different but I taught him all he knows ;-)
(Photographic evidence!, A Rare portrait of a Borg Japanese Male – Taken by Star Fleet operative intrepid photographer Motionid)
As with my earlier post, Every now and then I have free time on my hands and no one to shoot so I end up shooting myself. Keep telling myself its for lighting practise, keeping my hand in, trying out new setups and equipment, this time a new boom arm and softbox. There seems to…
Last night I borrowed a set of Canon extension tubes from a photographer friend, the rather lovely Gullevek.
Today I took way too many macro shots of flowers.
It’s been a long month.
The Beats exhibition, house guests, domestic travel, increasing temperatures and the usual slew of rude people on the trains.
Not much time for photography or keeping up with my rss feeds and even less time for blog writing.
I did find time, however, to shoot a portrait of a dear friend and his lovely girlfriend who stayed with us for a week or so though.
The Tokyo Beats are proud to announce ‘the war against reality’ A Photographic Exhibition La Vela Cafe, Shibuya, Tokyo 1st April – 30th April 2009
I recently shot a very sweet Japanese ‘talento’ girl, 竹村乃亜 (Takemura Noa) for her portfolio and web site.
***Warning – Long rant ;-0***
My new Portfolio site is live. The idea was to provide a minimal number of photographs within an uncluttered interface and larger photos to allow clients to get a quick overview of my work without being faced with the 200 plus images on my main site. If that was the brief I’m reasonably confident that…