I only got to spend a single evening in Madison, Wisconsin, but from what I saw it was a very charming little city. If Wikipedia is to be believed (and it often isn’t), Madison is one of the safest cities in America, with almost Canadian levels of crime and murder. It also has a very […]
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Taking a break once again from all my Japan photos to post this one from New York City. This is, of course, the centrepiece of Strawberry Fields in Central Park.
Pokemon is quite popular in Japan. I know, surprising, right? This particular scene was just across the street from a Yodobashi Camera store. Oh how I miss Yodobashi Camera. A big box store that has actually has everything, not just the baseline consumer models that can be easily sold to the masses (with an extended […]
I don’t think I could ever get tired of photographing this beautiful woman. Sometimes she’s a reluctant model, but she always humours me and my photographer ways. Just another day at Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
The photos that illustrate this post are bad. I’ll explain exactly why at the end. It’s no secret that film photography is experiencing a resurgence over the past few years. It’s moved beyond just the hipster “Lomographer” crowd, more and more photographers are rediscovering film or, in some cases, discovering it for the first time. […]
One thing that is rare (as far as I saw) in Tokyo compared to western cities is grime and graffiti. The most common form of vandalism seems to be stickers, which are mostly funny and entertaining rather than obnoxious and crude. So slightly grimy places like this really stand out, especially compared to places like […]
This is one of my favourite sightings in Tokyo. I just can’t figure out if the joke is intentional or not. But I love it. I really love it.
Here’s another shot of Hatagaya, our home in Tokyo. am actually very conflicted about this image. One the one hand I love that I got the dry-cleaner himself in the shot. On the other hand, The chaos of it kind of makes my brain hurt; I just wish those banners weren’t there. But, on the […]
While shooting portraits and headshots with Malcolm and Cassandra, I spotted this conveniently located paint splatter and I couldn’t resist having a little fun.
Some people are just made for each other and it shows. Like Malcolm and Cassandra.
Unlike his other half, Cassandra, Malcolm is pretty much 100% goof, and that’s why the first headshot below is my favourite. Still, if you’re persistent, you can coax a normal smile out of him… Or even get him to keep a straight face…
I’m taking a little break from posting pictures from Japan to share a few I took of some very cool people, Malcolm and Cassandra. They are an old married couple (going on two years now), so we took a few couple shots, and some headshots/portraits individually. Here’s my favourite headshot of Cassandra. And here’s a […]
This was a quaint little restaurant in the Hatagaya neighbourhood of Tokyo, near where we stayed. We never ate there, but we walked by it a few times as it was located along a beautiful tree-lined pedestrian street. But it always seemed to be closed.
I am slowly working my way through my backlog of photos from Japan, and finally I’ve come to one of my personal favourites. I took a very similar picture of this spot earlier in the day, but I wasn’t satisfied, I knew I had to capture it at night. So I convinced Rachelle and our […]
This is just a small section of a cool looking and chaotic storefront in Akihabara, Tokyo. The visual was only part of the experience, there was also very interesting music blaring, and comical rotating figurines nearby. I’ll show you some of that once I finish learning my way through Adobe Premiere… There is absolutely no […]
You know what I love about Akihabara? It looks cool no matter what time of day it is. So if you’re travel schedule means you can only get there in the mid afternoon, it’s okay. You can still take good photos. And that’s pretty much my main criteria for whether I enjoy a place when […]
Rachelle and I wandered off the main strip of Shibuya, Tokyo and we came across this interesting hold hotel, which I am reasonably sure is actually a love hotel. I’m just making an educated guess based on the other businesses that were nearby and because I’ve heard love hotels often have French names.
One thing that surprised me about Japan is how frequently I encountered places that were not very photographer friendly. Japan is camera crazy, they basically own the modern photographic industry, and the number of people you see walking around with cameras (not just phones) there is way beyond anything you’d see in Canada. But there […]
Just a few steps away from busy Akihabara, you’ll find this pretty area with a canal running through it. And that’s how it is all over Tokyo. It’s a crowded megalopolis, but you’re never more that a few blocks away from somewhere peaceful and serene.
One very cool thing about Tokyo is the juxtaposition you encounter nearly everywhere. Even in flashy Akihabara you’ll find quiet little side streets like this one. I had to be really patient and wait for just the right moment with this one. A big struggle I had in Tokyo was how chaotic everything can be, […]