The mean streets of Jiyugaoka

I hope everyone’s year is off to a good start.  I can feel mine beginning to pick up after a nice break from travel with a trip to Dublin later this week and London the following.   I am very excited as I have never been to Dublin before and it is a place I have... read more

Starting Early

I have been to the office pretty early so far this year.  I tend to be a pretty early arriver to the office.  Usually I just jump right into replying to emails and getting started on my day.  I have decided to spend the first hour of my day focused on finishing... read more

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... read more

In search of colors and light

I was sitting back after setting my goals for 2015 and announcing them on ShootTokyo and letting the gravity of the goals sink in.    A first I feel a bit bold for setting such aggressive goals.   Then I think about the goals a bit more.  Then a mild panic attack sets... read more

Welcome to the future

Happy New Year!    Welcome to 2015.   I hope you enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations.   Mayumi and I just stayed in and enjoyed each others company. For those of us in my generation we grew up watching the movie Back to the Future.   In Back to the Future II ... read more

The year comes to an end

I love this time of year.   Japan shuts down at the end of the year and I have some time to myself so I can close out on all of the unfinished things in my life.  I finish any paperwork I need to get done around the house, I empty my email boxes, I go through my... read more

Another day in Tokyo

Two of my friends Marysol and Dennis were in Tokyo from Texas.   Dennis was kind enough to be one of the seven big backers on my Kickstarter Project that helped me to fund the creation of my ShootTokyo Book.   We first caught up for long lunch and then a personal... read more

Street Photography Basics

Being a blog owner I get all sorts of email.   Can I do a guest post?   Can you do a review of [insert product name here]?   Is ShootTokyo for sale?    Can you write a guide book on photowalks in Tokyo so I can sell it along with my others?   Can you translate this... read more

It’s been a while

I’ve had the song “It’s been a while” from Staind stuck in my head for a few months now.  I love that song… December and January are fantastic months for viewing Mt Fuji from Tokyo.   The sky is very clear, especially in the morning.  I... read more

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