The Bitter Cold of Hokkaido
The bitter cold of Hokkaido is serious business. It makes you feel alive, reminds you that it’s the environment, not you, that’s in control.
Photography: Hokkaido Morning
A 4 am start on a -10C Hokkaido morning. Driving from Furano back to Chitose Airport I noticed this hut off in the distance not far from the main road. I stopped the car, waited for the light to do its thing and then grabbed a few shots. The image stabilisation on the Lumix G9…
Hiking & Photography: Hiking with a Holga
I used to own a Holga. I can’t remember the reason why but now I don’t. Probably because the shutter stopped working or batteries corroded the elements. Regardless, I haven’t owned one for years. And then they stopped making them and have become a sort-after luxury item apparently. Luckily my friend Darren still has one…
Hiking, Photography: Thirteen Summers for One Winter
How these photos happened. 1. Get given a bag full of cheap film that’s 13 years out of date. Share some with friends whether they want it or not. 2. Buy a discarded panorama camera that was briefly popular in the 1980s and 90s. Budget for no more than ¥500 ($5/£3) 3. Wait for winter…