I’ve known Mr Muju for almost 20 years and Miss Muju for maybe 1/2 that. They are and continue to be not only some of my best friends but a constant source of inspiration.
Mr Muju, one of the most talented artists I know, is responsible for me first seriously picking up a camera and must be credited with introducing me to Buddhism long before he was the catalyst that made me go to India thereby changing the course of my life forever.
I feel genuinely lucky to be his friend.
Last week we finally managed to make it down to Cornwall to see my dear old friend and amazing artist Mr Muju and his equally awesome partner Miss Muju in their beautiful little country cottage.
A blissful week of epic Cornish scenery, lovely veggie food, reggae tunes, travelling in style in Miss Muju’s VW camper van and even a day of body boarding!
I couldn’t just have a holiday though, where would the fun be in that?
So with my new CAME TV Optimus gimbal (a great excuse to put it through it’s paces) and trusty Sony A7SII I filmed loads of stuff for my documentary in progress on Team Muju and put together this little film of our week.
A few weeks ago when I was back in the UK I finally managed to get down to see my dear old friend and amazing tattoo artist Mr Gary Burns in Brighton.
8×10 Expired Ektachrome portraits of me by Eiichi “Scart” Miyamoto
Jon Ellis, Dairou Koga, Thomas Orand and Toshiya Watanabe are having another of their fantastic ‘Fragments Of Tokyo’ Exhibitions at Place M in Shinjuku from 14th-20th March.
Fragments of Tokyo Exhibition – Jon Ellis, Thomas Orand, Toshiya Watanabe and 古賀大郎(Dairou Koga) 2010.02.08-02.14
In honor of my dear friend Jon Ellis (he of “it’ll all end in tears” fame) and his 3 accomplices, Thomas Orand, Toshiya Watanabe and Dairou Kogas’ exhibition at Place M in Shinjuku, Tokyo , running until February 14th 2010 I am posting 3 of my recent favorite pictures of the man who makes Andrew Eldrich look not goth enough.
The latest shot from my “Talented Friends” series.
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.