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.
A few months ago I had just finished a fiction short film project and was talking to a friend about what I wanted to do next. Film making had been a logical progression from my photography work and I had decided I wanted to make a short documentary film, but about what?
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.