• The moon is nice tonight The moon is nice tonight July 31, 2015, 23:53

    Moon shots are one of those things in photography where gear solves every problem. [...]

  • Use what you have. Because you are lucky for having it. Use what you have. Because you are lucky for having it. July 25, 2015, 20:39

    Yuka Christella Nagaoka and I first worked together years back, but she was in town [...]

  • SNOWWWWW!!!! SNOWWWWW!!!! July 7, 2015, 08:00

    As much as I miss proper winter, I feel really bad for the theoretically punk who [...]

  • Volunteers. Volunteers. July 5, 2015, 08:00

    You might be totally and completely unsurprised to learn that a small local festival [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Senko Hanabi Senko Hanabi July 31, 2015, 17:56

    My student Kentaro and his family gave me some awesome senko hanabi a while back, [...]

  • Eric and I Eric and I June 18, 2014, 11:24

    Well, he isn’t half-a-bee, but he was chilling in front of my macro lens on [...]

  • The ume are out! Go get ’em The ume are out! Go get ’em March 4, 2014, 23:40

    Saying this will surprise no one, as I wear this particular heart on my sleeve rather [...]

  • Runners are Weird Runners are Weird February 28, 2014, 22:35

    If a Marathon starts without any spectators, will anyone cramp? I was in a bit of [...]

  • I learned a new word when I moved to Japan: Illumination I learned a new word when I moved to Japan: Illumination December 22, 2013, 15:58

    Illumination is an event. It’s not a noun to use when referring to the effect [...]

  • Every Saturday, things blow up! Every Saturday, things blow up! December 10, 2013, 16:36

    Every Saturday in Tokyo, things blow up! Well, they blow up in a very controlled [...]

  • FIVB World Volleyball Champions Cup FIVB World Volleyball Champions Cup November 25, 2013, 19:12

    Through the convergence of a clear Sunday schedule, and a random act of kindness, [...]

  • Tokyo Fashion Night Out Tokyo Fashion Night Out September 26, 2013, 11:49

    Tokyo Fashion Night Out is a little weird – Since a lot of the major designers [...]

  • 105mm FX on the DX D200 The D/F Boundary July 9, 2015, 08:00

    There’s a lot of noise that gets made about the difference in film formats. [...]

  • 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 [...]

Content-ish things

The moon is nice tonight

The moon is nice tonight

by / on July 31, 2015, 23:53 / in Photo Stories

Moon shots are one of those things in photography where gear solves every problem. So it was a good time to test out a Kenko 2x teleconverter that I recently aquired on my 300mm f/4. A longish exposure at a small aperture, on a tripod, with the mirror up setting and a cable release to make sure my fat fingers […]

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SNOWWWWW!!!!

SNOWWWWW!!!!

by / on July 7, 2015, 08:00 / in Photo Stories

As much as I miss proper winter, I feel really bad for the theoretically punk who has to dig this car out in order to drive to the Fireside Bowl. I’m gladdened that this truck is probably an abandoned relic, as it has been here in this same spot both times that I went to visit the monkey park in […]

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Volunteers.

Volunteers.

by / on July 5, 2015, 08:00 / in Photo Stories

You might be totally and completely unsurprised to learn that a small local festival lives or dies on the volunteers that show up to make it run. There are the planning people – they are invested in the festival, and they have been for years. For them, the summer festival is their thing that they do. But beyond them, there […]

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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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