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  • How many Japanese People does it take to unscrew 10,000 lightbulbs? How many Japanese People does it take to unscrew 10,000 lightbulbs? August 20, 2014, 11:06

    This is workers at Yasukuni shrine after a festival. Every one of those strands was [...]

  • Bursting out of the Ground Bursting out of the Ground August 18, 2014, 13:18

    Shiraito Falls is awesome. It’s a waterfall with no river. Kinda. There’s [...]

  • Hard Light Hard Light August 15, 2014, 11:48

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  • An Audience with the Queen An Audience with the Queen August 12, 2014, 10:51

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  • Ale’s house Ale’s house August 10, 2014, 11:46

    I went to Ale’s house, finally. A couple years back, my friend wanted to visit [...]

  • Out of my iElement Out of my iElement August 5, 2014, 21:01

    I’ve never had an Instagram account. There was this kerffuffle about them trying [...]

  • Some nights are longer than others. Some nights are longer than others. August 4, 2014, 12:47

    I love my neighborhood. My walks through some of the more colorful parts of the neighborhood [...]

  • In Defense of Zooms In Defense of Zooms August 7, 2014, 12:44

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  • Sometimes, the examples are right at your feet. Sometimes, the examples are right at your feet. August 2, 2014, 10:41

    This photo isn’t anything special. If I’m hit by a car tomorrow and this [...]

  • Glam and Glamour Glam and Glamour July 25, 2014, 11:10

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  • I am currently very happy with Apple I am currently very happy with Apple June 15, 2014, 15:55

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  • On color. Or none. On color. Or none. April 22, 2014, 15:45

    I know that I recently demanded that all of you go through a film phase as a step [...]

  • More as things develop… More as things develop… April 12, 2014, 07:57

    You’ve probably figured out that I’m a proponent of film. Film is cool [...]

  • Oops. Oops. April 10, 2014, 07:24

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  • Looking at light Looking at light April 5, 2014, 13:31

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How many Japanese People does it take to unscrew 10,000 lightbulbs?

How many Japanese People does it take to unscrew 10,000 lightbulbs?

by / on August 20, 2014, 11:06 / in Photo Stories

This is workers at Yasukuni shrine after a festival. Every one of those strands was the innards of a lantern that had been hanging during the matsuri, with the names of the donors who had paid to have their names written on them. And now that the matsuri’s over, someone has to go and unscrew all those lightbulbs. I wonder […]

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Bursting out of the Ground

Bursting out of the Ground

by / on August 18, 2014, 13:18 / in Photo Stories

Shiraito Falls is awesome. It’s a waterfall with no river. Kinda. There’s a small cliff, exposing the different geological strata, and there’s something about the strata that means the water that has soaked into the mountain and been filtered through the earth comes gushing out of the mountain near the top of the cliff. It’s much more dramatic and beautiful […]

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Hard Light

Hard Light

by / on August 15, 2014, 11:48 / in Photo Stories

You’ll hear photographers say it all the time – ugly light, beautiful light, dramatic light, washed out light, diffused light….. Really, we’ll talk your ear off about light if you give us the slightest of openings. Because it’s really the light that matters. One of the people that opened my eyes to the world I was missing here in Tokyo […]

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Ale’s house

Ale’s house

by / on August 10, 2014, 11:46 / in Photo Stories

I went to Ale’s house, finally. A couple years back, my friend wanted to visit Matsumoto castle. It was on her list of things to do before she left Japan because it bears her family name. At the time, I declined to join her on her adventure – and I think perhaps it was the right choice. Matsumoto castle is […]

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Those Dam Stairs

Those Dam Stairs

by / on August 8, 2014, 10:24 / in News

My friend Miguel is an engineer. He’s the sort of engineer who’s existence comforts me. Just knowing that there are people like him building the things I rely on in order to not die makes me feel a little better about the world. So when I emerged out of the side of the mountain, and stood on top of Kurobe […]

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Out of my iElement

Out of my iElement

by / on August 5, 2014, 21:01 / in Photo Stories

I’ve never had an Instagram account. There was this kerffuffle about them trying to steal the rights to your photos, but they backed down on that, and it seems like they’ve been kosher ever since. But that’s not why I don’t have an Instagram. The reality is, I just don’t have the technology. I don’t have a smart phone yet, […]

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Some nights are longer than others.

Some nights are longer than others.

by / on August 4, 2014, 12:47 / in Photo Stories

I love my neighborhood. My walks through some of the more colorful parts of the neighborhood as I go about my business in the mornings can be full of interesting sights. I feel conflicted about this sort of situation. From a resident perspective, people like this are not necessarily a pleasant thing to  have around. You have to clean up […]

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