Failure is not an option

I recently picked up the Sony A7S as I want to start experimenting with video.  It is a very cool camera.  I’ll post up a series of photos soon.   For now I am playing with video.  I was debating internally if I should go and shoot a bunch of video become very... read more

Meeting Ami Yamato

In this day and age there are a lot of people that you know from online that you haven’t met in real life.   It is just the way the world works and is so interconnected now.  I was so excited this week to bump into one of my favorite people from the web –... read more

It’s all coming together

It has been a busy couple of months for me.   It is hard to describe how busy I have been.   I have little time for basically everything. I was able to meet up with my friends Lui and Richard at a Happy Hour last week.  It is always good to see them.  I first met... read more

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... read more

Nice to be back home

It’s nice to be back home after so long on the road.  I was able to get out last weekend for a little bit with my Hasselblad.   There is something so satisfying about the ‘thunk’ sound the shutter makes.   It is a great way to get out and relax for a... read more

One Friday Night in Tokyo

Readers of ShootTokyo often drop me emails when they are coming to Tokyo to see if I want to meet up and go shooting.  I don’t get to do this nearly as often as I want do as my personal and professional life can be pretty demanding.   I really wish I could... read more

Finally I get some Sushi

After a month on the road you really miss the comforts of home.   The one thing I really missed aside from my family was Japanese food.  I was dying for some sushi.  I starting eating more and more fish after a while during my trip to the US as I was really getting... read more

San Francisco Leftovers

It is so nice to be home after so long away.  It was probably the longest trip I have been on in a very long time.   I will have another trip to India in a couple of weeks.  I will have a lot of travel as I settle into my new job so need to cherish the time I have at... read more

Los Angeles

I have been on the road for 26 days now.   I am really tired.   The glamorous life on the road isn’t all it is cracked up to be.   I just want to get home and hug my family. I spend last weekend in Santa Monica.  I spend most of Saturday in my hotel working on... read more

Venice Beach

I finally caught up on my work and was able to get out late in the afternoon to explore LA a bit.  I decided to head down to Venice Beach and see what there was to see. Today’s configuration:  Leica M9-P with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 and a... read more

Still in San Francisco

I have been in San Francisco for a little more than 2.5 weeks.   This is a very long trip for me and I’m really tired.   I’ll head to LA this afternoon.    I have flown through LA many times but I have never been into LA.   I have a lot of work to catch up... read more

San Francisco Weekend

Finally settled into the timezone after a little under a week in San Francisco.   I got to catch up on a lot of work.   It is taking me a while to settle into a new IT setup.   I am migrating from iPhone and iPad to Android.  I got to get out and see a bit of San... read more