All in Shibuya

Eventually they stop laughing

I like people who stick to their convictions in spite of opposition.   I think all too often people either stay with the norms or quickly adapt to the popular opinion or approach when facing challengers.   People should feel comfortable and confident to stand up for what they believe in and prove others wrong with their actions and results.

Knocking on Heaven's Door

I'm continuing to slow slug away at learning guitar.  I really wish I learned when I was a kid and had hours and hours to practice vs. the 30 minutes I can give it a few times a week.   This week I'm learning The Guns and Roses version of Knocking on Heaven's Door.  

Familiar Places

I love going back to places where I have spent a lot of time in the past.  I instantly feel reconnected. My mind fills with memories of past adventures in the area.   I worked in the area for more than two years and had a lot of great meals in the area.  

Staying Balanced

Another busy week in Tokyo.  I am working really hard to keep everything in my life balanced.  It easy to get really busy or focused on one thing and have something else end up falling over.   For the past few weeks I felt like I have been able to maintain a very good


I have had a lot going on lately.  Wow it’s been almost a month!   I think this was the longest I haven’t posted on ShootTokyo but life sometimes goes that way.  I have been super busy with some family things that needed my attention.  It just wasn’t

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

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

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

3 Strangers in Shibuya

Today I went out for a photowalk with Michael one of the backers of my Kickstarter Project.  We shot at a bit at Zojoji Temple with my wife Mayumi.  I shot film so it will be a while until I can post those photos. After that Michael and I headed to Shibuya to try some

Found Frames

With all of my work, travel and personal projects I feel like I am going 1,000 miles an hour lately.  I was in Seoul last week for a few days.   Thankfully I’ll be in Tokyo for a few days but then I have trips coming up to London, San Francisco, and Seoul

The Sony A7s

Last week I finally got the Sony A7s for shooting video.  I posted my first video on my ShootTokyo YouTube Channel.  It isn’t perfect but it wasn’t meant to be.  I am going to learn to shoot video and share it (mistakes and all) on YouTube Channel so feel

A lot going on

Wow I have had a busy couple of weeks!  Sometime I have a lot going on in my life at one time. I got back another roll of film from from my Leica MP-3.  I really love shooting with this camera.  I haven’t shot with it as much as a I want yet I needed to order a

Inspiration and Lifestyle

I often hear from people that this is better than that.  I should get this this camera or rather than that camera.  For me what I want is something that fits my life style that inspires me to shoot.   Both of these points are very important to me and my photography

Shooting Film: Portra 800@3200

I don’t often push color film but I had a roll of Portra 800 and thought I would give it a try.  I was surprised that it pushed very well.  I might need to try to push color film a little more. Today’s configuration:  Leica M6-J with Portra 800@3200 with

Ilford Pan F 50

I arrived in Las Vegas last night.   For people that don’t travel for work really don’t understand how unpleasant it can be.   I went to sleep around midnight and was wide awake at 2:30am.    It is going to be a long painful day… I got my scanning

Pushing Delta

One thing I love about film photography is all of the variations there are to experiment with.   With experimentation comes failure and learning.   While I love the convenience of digital photography it feels a bit like cheating.

A short walk in Shibuya

I really enjoyed the down time at the end of the year.  I got so much time for shooting that I have a nice backlog of images to share with you here.  I got 10 rolls of film back from the lab yesterday.  I have a busy weekend of scanning and selecting to do for future