• Impact, literally. Impact, literally. July 3, 2015, 08:00

    Japan has a major summer holiday called Obon. or bon. the O part is an honorific, [...]

  • Summer is coming. Summer is coming. July 1, 2015, 08:00

    Summer is almost here, and that means that kakigori, fireworks, and a sweaty, overworked Jason [...]

  • Still quirky Still quirky June 29, 2015, 08:00

    Since I started photographing Omoedeyokocho, it has changed a lot. What originally [...]

  • Sunshine in Nishi-shinjuku Sunshine in Nishi-shinjuku June 27, 2015, 08:00

    Architecture is a funny thing. It’s an art that really depends on how you [...]

  • Bycatch Bycatch June 25, 2015, 08:00

    I went hunting bullet trains. But while you are sitting there waiting for the big [...]

  • Sometimes you forget. Sometimes you forget. June 25, 2015, 08:00

    I know I live right down the street from a huge cathedral, but with the way life [...]

  • High drama at the ball park. High drama at the ball park. June 18, 2015, 08:00

    Well, if I only go to one ballgame this season, I went to an exciting one. Got taken [...]

  • Central Hubs Central Hubs June 15, 2015, 08:00

    The interesting thing about central hub stations is that they become central hubs [...]

  • Balancing Trick Balancing Trick June 23, 2015, 08:00

    I’ve used this trick before. This time, I am outside the train, not in it. [...]

  • Pan-O-Rama! Pan-O-Rama! June 21, 2015, 08:00

    I had put this photo trip onto my to-do list a long time ago. The light of Yurakucho [...]

  • The single most important camera accessory. The single most important camera accessory. May 6, 2015, 21:29

    There is a lot of… I would have said column-inches, but that dates me… [...]

  • Can you look at just the luminosity channel IRL? Can you look at just the luminosity channel IRL? March 20, 2015, 08:27

    Some of the older motion picture cameras used a splitter to direct certain bands [...]

  • Circles of Confusion. Circles of Confusion. January 21, 2015, 19:50

    No. We aren’t talking about those things you do right before attempting to [...]

  • Dynamic Range: What’s the big deal? Dynamic Range: What’s the big deal? September 9, 2014, 03:10

    One of the things that I’ve mentioned a few times lately is the term dynamic [...]

  • 50mm f/1.4G Prime Targets August 25, 2014, 10:50

    Tamron 14mm f/2.8 Since I went off on zooms a while back, I suspect I should talk [...]

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

    I trashed-talked zooms a bit in a post not too long ago, but sometimes zooms are [...]

Content-ish things

Summer is coming.

Summer is coming.

by / on July 1, 2015, 08:00 / in Photo Stories

Summer is almost here, and that means that kakigori, fireworks, and a sweaty, overworked Jason Arney are just around the corner. I love Jason’s work, but a lot of what he does shows you how different summer festivals are in Japan – but for me, the prevailing feeling is not that. It’s how similar the festivals are. Certainly, there are differences. Some […]

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Still quirky

Still quirky

by / on June 29, 2015, 08:00 / in Photo Stories

Since I started photographing Omoedeyokocho, it has changed a lot. What originally was hostility towards cameras turned to acceptance, and then to invisibility. They largely don’t even notice the cameras anymore because there are so many tourists nowadays. That’s a good thing, though. I think that the influx of tourists didn’t hurt the street any, and it is bringing in […]

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Sunshine in Nishi-shinjuku

Sunshine in Nishi-shinjuku

by / on June 27, 2015, 08:00 / in Photo Stories

Architecture is a funny thing. It’s an art that really depends on how you use it. It’s something that painters probably don’t have to think about nearly as much. It’s interesting to me because my taste in architecture really varies depending on what I’m doing. There are places that are terrible for living that are awesome for other purposes. And […]

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Bycatch

Bycatch

by / on June 25, 2015, 08:00 / in Photo Stories

I went hunting bullet trains. But while you are sitting there waiting for the big fish to come by, you can’t help but take a couple pot-shots at the small fish. The regular JR trains blow past Yurakucho station as well – There are two lines that stop there, but the other lines run on tracks that bypass the platforms, […]

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Sometimes you forget.

Sometimes you forget.

by / on June 25, 2015, 08:00 / in Photo Stories

I know I live right down the street from a huge cathedral, but with the way life in Tokyo goes, you forget how many Christians are in the city. Easter goes by most years without me noticing. I happened to be in front of the cathedral on Ash Wednesday a couple years ago. That was how I figured out it […]

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Balancing Trick

Balancing Trick

by / on June 23, 2015, 08:00 / in Tips and Tricks

I’ve used this trick before. This time, I am outside the train, not in it. I went down to Yurakucho station. One of the things about photography is that it makes you hyper-aware of what most people don’t notice, but live with every day – that artificial light comes in tons of colors. Your brain is magnificent at adjusting for each […]

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Pan-O-Rama!

Pan-O-Rama!

by / on June 21, 2015, 08:00 / in Tips and Tricks

I had put this photo trip onto my to-do list a long time ago. The light of Yurakucho station can really be striking during sunset and sunrise. Golden hour can afford some excellent opportunities around the station, and especially if you have a long telephoto, from the stairs of the International Expo Center. But the last time I had made […]

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