Flashing Tokyo: Week 1

I have been carrying my Leica M Monochrom 28mm lens and my small Leica flash for the past week. My shots while out on the street didn’t come out that great but I also didn’t really try that hard.  I mostly spent my time shooting people.  I think I am...

Two for Tuesday

I just finished packing and have a 1am flight to Frankfurt with a connection to Dublin.    I know a lot of people don’t like red eye flights but they really are perfect for me.    I sleep really well on planes.   It is a 12 hour flight to Germany, I have a 5...

Always carry your camera

I was watching an interview with the great Jay Maisel on KelbyOne the other day.   Jay is an iconic photographer and has been in the business for 60 years and is a wealth of wisdom.   He is retired now and teaches photography workshops in NYC.   In the interview Jay...

Today I met a robot

After 2 weeks off I returned to work today.  I really enjoyed my time off but it was nice to back into the swing of things at work.  I ran out to return something at Softbank (phone shop) this evening and I met a robot!   There are no flying cars and hooverboards...

Last Week

I have been getting up super early to avoid the head and crowds on the train to work.   I am getting to work so early I sometimes arrive before Starbucks opens… I enjoy the quiet peaceful commutes to the office.    Nothing particularly special has been going on...

Full Speed Ahead

I just landed in San Francisco off the red eye from Tokyo.   It’s amazing how getting a plane and sleeping is just second nature to me.   Of course I went to bed at 11PM and woke up at 2am.  I stay awake until 4am and finally fell asleep again for 2 hours.   The...

YouTube Japan Happy Hour

I met up with Luke Hahn who runs a site called Made by People  where he and his partner interview artist from all over the world.  Luckily they asked me meet with me while they are in town to shoot a bit of me street shooting to add to an interview on me....

Robot Restaurant

I get asked a lot by students coming to Tokyo what is a good cost effective camera to capture Tokyo with.   I always answer the same way – the Ricoh GR.   I love mine.  It has great ISO capability.  The wide perspective is perfect for capturing Tokyo.    You can...
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