Walking Nagoya, Street Photography, The Benefits of Cycling Into a Wall
In 2014, a few months before quitting alcohol I hit a deep pothole while cycling and rode straight into a concrete wall at around 30kph, fracturing both wrists and my right elbow. It wasn’t serious but it certainly changed my life. It meant I couldn’t ride for a couple of months which drove me crazy,…
Wildlife in an Urban Sprawl
n recent weeks I’ve started looking much closer at the wildlife around my neighbourhood than ever before and it’s surprising to see what’s right there in front of you, sometimes right on your doorstep.
Shonai River Trail Run
Mix it up. Try something new. Avoid routine. You only cycle, or hike, or run in the neighbourhood so go out when it’s 0°C and run in the mud. Bump up the contrast and try black and white again (breaking your own rules as you go).
Toshiotoko and Rules for Taking Photos
During the winter break I found myself going through my digital photos and deleting any unnecessary clutter. In total around 10,000 images taken between 2019 – 2021 were culled.
Film Nostalgia on the Kisoji
Every now and then I get pangs of nostalgia, pull out the Leica M6, and shoot a roll or two of film. Anyone that has shot film before knows that it slows you down, forces you to think before pressing the shutter
The Panasonic Lumix S5 and Why it’s the Perfect Camera for Me Right Now
Over the past year the LUMIX S5 has become a vital part of my day-to-day life and this is why I like it.
New Year and The Local Shrine
For the past few years I have been going to the local shrine at new year to photograph and build a body of work. Unsurprisingly this year was unlike previous ones. On the steps leading up to the shrine were signs informing visitors of social distancing and mask necessities, and 5 p.m. closures — reminders…
Photography: Almost Alone in Kyōto
If you are in Japan within reasonable distance of Kyōto and have time, go there, and go now.