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Photographs from a small group of islands

Last Build Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:30:07 +0000


Welcome to Shinjuku life?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:30:07 +0000

A little old lady with a very large bag

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:30:18 +0000

A little old lady with a bag for carrying a similarly old and even more diminutive friend?

Shibuya highs, and lows?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:30:08 +0000

A Tokyo train station drunk

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:30:54 +0000

The sight of drunks staggering about or even passed out on the street is not exactly rare in Tokyo — especially so during the end and start of year party seasons. Somewhat surprisingly, the vast majority of them manage to get away with little more than occasional glances from passersby as well. But that said, […]

An old bar’s filthy lamp and fascinating regulars

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:30:38 +0000

With its almost unreal looking lamp and interesting array of regulars, this place really is a bar that, in photography terms at least, just keeps on giving. So much so in fact that I’ve made a small set of my current favourites which can be seen here.

Get tattoos in Tokyo?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:30:01 +0000

A unique and beautiful bonsai

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:30:52 +0000

With 2018 still in its infancy, this unique and beautiful bonsai seemed like a suitable image to start the new year. Hundreds of years old, the tree’s recorded age is only approximated. Similarly, the scores of people who have nurtured and shaped it over those tens of decades are completely unknown. Each and every one […]

A selection of my favourite photographs from 2017

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 23:30:34 +0000

With the year rapidly nearing its end, it’s time once again for a selection of my favourite photographs from the last 12 months. Compared to the stress and worry of the previous few years, 2017 has definitely been an improvement. Most importantly of all, my wife got a second major all clear in her on-going […]

A cheeky Merry Christmas

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:30:05 +0000

Putting a very different kind of X in Merry Xmas.

Happy drinkers in a grubby little Tokyo bar

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:30:08 +0000

The beer was cheap, the decor faded and the clientele all incredibly friendly.

Photographing the photographer

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:33:46 +0000

Turning the tables and (perhaps not quite so) surreptitiously photographing a Tokyo street photographer.

A Japanese addict?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:30:36 +0000

Bold and eye-catching Tokyo cosplay blues

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:30:08 +0000

Colour co-ordination taken to the next level?

Drunk and asleep amidst some urban autumn colours

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:30:40 +0000

The warm hues of late autumn, and the cold, temporary bed of a Tokyo drunk.

An old chef in his old Tokyo restaurant

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:30:54 +0000

In his tiny kitchen, in his similarly small restaurant that seats about 7, this old chef has been cooking 6 days a week for the last 46 years. And while he obviously can’t work forever, he’d very likely go on for another 46 years if he could.

Tokyo graffiti stares

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:30:01 +0000

Unwanted attention in Tokyo

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 23:30:02 +0000

The sight of scouts attempting to lure young women into some of the more murky kinds of employment isn’t uncommon in Tokyo, especially in the city’s entertainment districts. To be completely fair, however, each approach is done openly and in public. There’s no physical contact either — at least none that I’ve seen, anyway. But […]

Tokyo cat shopkeepers?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:30:56 +0000

These two cats clearly weren’t content with merely securing the cream.

This is Japan

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:30:12 +0000

Timeless Tokyo drinks, and drinkers

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 23:30:54 +0000

I’ve photographed this place many times — my favourite shot up to now being this portfolio one, I think. But due to the bar’s timeless looks and large array of regulars, the quest for a new favourite happily continues on.