I have not held a photowalk in Tokyo for a long time and I think it is time for another one.   I will be co-hosting a Photowalk for Film Shooters only with my friend Robert Eckelmann so leave your megapixles at home and come and join us for an analog day of photowalking….If you haven’t been on a photowalk before it is a great opportunity to get out and socialize with like minded people.    If you an experienced photographer you can share what you know.  If you are just learning, then there will be lots of people to learn from.   Film Photographers of all levels are welcome.

When:  Sunday August 5th

Time: 2PM

Where: Nishi-Nippori Station

Gear: Pack whatever you are comfortable shooting with. Remember, the more gear you carry the less photographs you actually take. We will be walking so don’t pack too heavy. I’ll be shooting my Leica M6-J with a 50mm f/2.8 lens and a lot of black and white TMAX film.

photo credit: Trapsocks


Robert and I were speaking on where to hold the photowalk.  As we are shooting film we wanted to find an area with an ‘old’ feeling to it.  He suggested we explore Nippori and since I haven’t been before I was excited to find a new area to explore.   I found a great guide that explains a lot about the area.   I’ll summarize – old, lots of temples and small winding streets.   We will make our way from Nishi-Nippori heading towards Ueno stopping off at Yanaka Market, Suwa Shrine, Suwa Shrine, Joko-ji Temple, Kyoo-ji Temple, Nioman Gate, Yanaka Cemetery, Tennoji Temple, Zensho-en Temple and finally the Golden Statue.   We will walk until we get tired and then we will stop off for drinks and a bit to eat.

Robert and I will be sponsoring a contest and giving away some free rolls of film for the winners; oldest camera, biggest camera, smallest camera, youngest film shooter, and oldest film shooter.

I recently held a photowalks in Sydney and San Francisco with a great turn out.   You can check out past photowalks of mine in TokyoBeijingSingaporeHong Kong and two in Boston last year and this year.   If you have not been on one they are a ton of fun and you should give it a try.

If you are interested in joining please leave a comment below so I have your email address as I will be sending out some email updates as we get closer.   If you are bringing people, please make sure to mention how many.

Since this is an ‘analog’ event I even made some post cards that I am leaving at a few of my favorite local camera shops to promote the event.

Film Photowalk

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I don’t own a film camera, can I use my digital camera instead?

A: No

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will be joining us…