Outing with Mr. Ellis late last year. A drive to Izu via almost the opposite side of the world thanks to a Google maps bug. Must have been a gale force 9 out there the day we went. The wind really accentuated the whole mountain man look Jon was sporting. Made it all the way down to a little place called Heda where we stopped at the only restaurant open in town.
A place I'm going to visit again once the roads are less icy.
If you happen to be around the Okutama area and are looking for a very quiet and out of the way place to have a BBQ or a spot of lunch (provided you have brought your own) I recommend visiting the Otaba area. The river is also perfect in thew summer for swimming.
Note that you'll likely only be able to reach it by bike or car.
I'm sitting on a little set of images I seem to have grown quite fond of over the last week. The title says it all. I could end up making parts through to 19 or thereabouts but I might hold off a bit. I'm always unsure if the images are all too the same to be a little series or they are different enough. I've managed to break to usual habits so far. One is to not sit on these for half a year and procrastinate. And the other being I may end up calling this a set and moving on for fear of never completing the series.
I think the blog might just be a good place to think out aloud and let new ideas form.
I'm sure this little series I've just made will appear in B+W but for the moment I'm releasing maybe a single colour image.
Venturing to the mountains again I happened upon a little road I did not know existed. Followed it quite a way before the rain caused me to turn back (that's what happens when you carry three cameras and no umbrella on your journey :-)
I will be visiting this area again but hopefully next time it will be by bike and I will see where the rest of it leads.
The weather, if you have not guessed by the picture was wet and foggy with the whole mountain covered in cloud. At points you couldn't see beyond 15 feet in front of you (that's 4.5 metres for the modern world).
I also shot Holga and Horizon Perfekt. Will be interesting to see how the film turns out.
As usual click the image for a larger version.
Coin laundries in Tokyo come in all shapes and sizes. I've seen few fancy ones and more than a few run down, barely working places. What I'm really interested in is getting shots of people in them waiting but given their size it seems like a difficult task. I hope add a few more in the coming months. Wondering if this can turn into something.
Oh, I almost forgot. This one happens to be just up the street from me. I'd been meaning to shoot it for months but hadn't gotten around to it until now.
This was shot on colour reversal film in April 2008 in Shinjuku Gyoen.
The image had a colour cast that I really didn't like and had proved difficult to tweak at the time. Six years later and thing's have advanced to a point where one can fix these types of issues. Lightroom seems to have outstripped photoshop for ease of colour adjustments finally.
Sometimes I look for a little too much in an image.
This is a shot from a recent trip to Sydney.
Just love the simplicity.
Bondi beach is just below.
This was likely shot at around 10pm after I had returned from Begium and had some light left to explore the city a little.
A little trip along route 71. Need to go back there when I have a whole day.
Shinjuku station. This is what my mornings look like now. Joy! This is for Jon. VSCO Neopan 400++
Just like the colours. Shot back in 2011.
View of Mt. Fuji from Kawaguchiko lake.
I shot I forgot to upload from my Iwate trip. This time in colour. The coast of Japan is a fascinating place.
A little view of me.
It took a bit of digging to recall when this photo was taken. Actually I should have just looked at the exif data rather than going through my blog archives. October 13, 2012 we all went to dinner after discussing how we would put the exhibition together . Having missed last year I think we're due for another.