Kamakura in Monochrom

Kamakura in Monochrom

I headed off yesterday with my friend David to catch Kamakura in Monochrom.  It was a cold and windy day and the streets were packed with people on holidays but we managed to find a few quiet streets to roam around.

A knitting school – validated by Japan Vogue!  I didn’t even know that Japan Vogue was validating knitting schools…

Today’s configuration:  Leica M Monochrom, Summicron 50mm f/2.0 with a yellow filter. 

Japanese Knitting School



Do not drink the dragon water…

Don't drink the water

Here be dragons

Dragon Water

Dragon Water

Crossing the line…

Crossing the line

Watch for falling rocks…






Simple, Folky and relaxin’…

Coffee & Music

Meet David…

David Runacres

The stairs to no where…

The stairs to nowhere






The seaside wind was a bit too much so we headed back to Tokyo and shot around Shibuya…

Shibuya Station





I would totally wear that hat…


Me in the mirror

Me in the mirror

David kept trying to seduce me with his Mamiya 645…  I think I have enough cameras now.

Mamiya 645

I also shot a roll of Ektar 100, Portra 160 and Ilford 3200!  I am dropping them off for development this morning so look for some more Kamakura images coming up over the next week.

Thanks for stopping by today…



  1. Nice shots Dave, you should give the Mamiya 645 a go, it was the camera that got me into MF photography (mamiya 645 super to be precise) now I even have a Rollei 2.8c…..Guess I need to start and draw the line now…….

  2. I would donate 1000JPY to your collection to see you in that hat.

    Happy New Year Dave!

  3. Bryn – I think I have enough with my 3 Leicas and lenses. My fear is I would be opening a flood gate of old cameras to buy… Who knows, might be fun!

  4. Happy New Year Michael! It might cost a little more than that…

  5. Dave-Try it! But once you opened that gate, it would be very…very hard to closed it again.

  6. What a lovely collection of B&W photos! We liked Kamakura very much when we visited in autumn and you photo essay brought back fond memories. Happy New Year!

  7. That’s nice to hear Laura… You have a great website by the way.

  8. Love the black and white! So beautiful, so classic.

  9. Thanks Roxana…

  10. the falling rocks shot in MM looks great ! Does the sign in Japanese say falling rocks?


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