Monthly Archives: November 2009

If you are feeling sinister

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”………..

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…


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…