It’s been a while

It’s been a while

It’s been a difficult week for some in Japan.   Kumamoto prefecture has been hit with multiple magnitude 5+ earthquakes and the biggest at magnitude 7.3 came this morning.  There has a lot of destruction, people displaced and life loss.   The photos come from...
Unproductive Weekend

Unproductive Weekend

I had an unproductive weekend, sort of.  Netflix just launched in Japan last week.   It’s a little hard to say that since I worked on Saturday but stay with me.   As someone who tries to be as productive as possible at all times it’s embarrassing to say I...
Sell Your Soul

Sell Your Soul

Another busy week in my life.  I think I am finally finding a good balance of my work schedule, Japanese study, photography and family (at least this week).  I hope I can continue to balance this and maybe find a little more time for exercise.  I have been watching...
Flashing Tokyo: Week 1

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

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

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...
Last Week

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

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...