Quite a year that there 2011, I’ll leave the eloquent round ups to more qualified writers with better spelling than me and just post a previously unseen photo from each month.
To all my friends and family near and far, old friends and new friends and those no longer with us. Merry Christmas.
Just a little timelapse sequence I threw together of the total lunar eclipse on 10th December 2011 as seen from Tokyo.
Friday nights have always meant something special to me ever since those first illicit snakebite and blacks when I wasn’t old enough to get served in a pub.
For your Friday amusement.
Uchujin circa 1991
A good and ridiculously talented friend ‘Muju’ recently hired me to do a few promo shots of his newest T-shirt designs but being the contrary trouble maker that I am I decided to make a promo video instead – a trick only really pullable when the client is one of your oldest and dearest friends.
Weird paste-up sticker seen in Kabukicho.
The Lycoris Radiata blooms and I know summer is over.
Charlie “Two Cute Dogs” Kirk is a 37 year old oxbridge educated Englishman who has been living in Japan for the last 9 years. He has been taking photographs for about 2 years and has been reasonably happy with some of his pictures for about the last year. He recently quit his job as an obscenely well paid lawyer to take a shortish sabbatical in order to scare more people with his flash.
The scenes that started in Meiji park around midday yesterday and continued throught the day as a 50,000 people strong crowd marched through the streets of Tokyo to protest Nuclear power are quite simply the most impressive thing I have ever seen in Japan.
A short trailer for my soon to be released documentary on Charlie Kirk a.k.a. ‘Two Cute Dogs’, a Tokyo based street photographer.
I recently shot both a catalogue and a look book for the Tokyo based fashion label ‘Brilliant World’.
I almost didn’t make it down to Yasukuni shrine for the anniversary of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II this year.
It would have been the first time in 5 years that I hadn’t and therein lay the problem.
14 hours in Singapore’s Changi airport and a disclaimer about going soft, hence the butterlies.
245km north of Perth in the Nambung national park near the town of Cervantes in Western Australia is one of Australia’s most unique landscapes.
What do you do when the girlfriend of someone you haven’t seen for 24 years breaks into her husband-to-be’s email and begs you to fly to another hemisphere to attend their wedding?
You get yourself on a plane of course.
It gives me great pleasure to present my latest short film, a collaboration with writer/photographer/armchair philosopher and handsome bastard – Mr Sean Lotman.
Written by and Staring Mr Lotman, it was filmed basically in 1 day on a 5DmkII at various locations around Tokyo and Directed, Shot and Edited by me.
Just finished editing the pictures for a cosplay portrait shoot I did last week.Franki Webb is an English cosplayer who makes all her own costumes.For this shoot she was dressed as Morrigan from the video game Dragon Age.
I recently contributed some photos to the Tokyo-Ga Charity Photo book, which is now completed and on sale.
39 photographers from around the world donated photographs in the hope of raising money to help the victims of the 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
My good friend the obscenely well read, handsome S.O.B. and all round good guy Mr Sean Lotman, writer, photographer, dabbling haiku poet and street corner philosopher has just put up his new photography website to compliment his writing site and haiku blog.
My friend and colleague Yuko Goto, an amazing make-up artist has finally(!) got her website up and running. http://www.yukogoto.com
It’s not often I get invited to a dog’s birthday party, even less often a birthday party for 2 dogs.
But that is what happened yesterday.
Last night I got a present from a friends fiance.
Not that you’d know it from any domestic media but there was a 5000 strong anti nuclear protest in the very heart of Tokyo on Saturday 7th May 2011.
Finally my tattoo back piece is finished! A photo and a short timelapse to celebrate!