• Doing it right. Doing it right. August 29, 2014, 02:45

    One thing I don’t generally enjoy doing is commenting on people’s bicycles. One [...]

  • The Word The Word August 27, 2014, 17:08

    Learning is awesome. I don’t get it, but there’s just something that [...]

  • From the Cheap Seats From the Cheap Seats August 22, 2014, 09:29

    Paul will be happy to note that I managed to go to a game this year! I wouldn’t [...]

  • 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

    You’ll hear photographers say it all the time – ugly light, beautiful [...]

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

    I love character actors. There are some really amazing stars out there, but somehow [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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

    One of the more interesting perks of living in Japan is that, by virtue of being [...]

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

    Ginza, Tokyo There are now three Apple stores in Tokyo. But let me let you in on [...]

  • 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

    I’ve got a bad habit. I’m a film cheapskate. One of the things I loved [...]

Content-ish things

Doing it right.

Doing it right.

by / on August 29, 2014, 02:45 / in Photo Stories

One thing I don’t generally enjoy doing is commenting on people’s bicycles. One thing I don’t generally do in public is comment on stranger’s bicycles. We’re bicyclists, how can we not comment about other people’s bikes, especially trash talking our friends for their silly choices? But this guy? He’s doing it so right that I couldn’t help but comment. Solid […]

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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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