2016-07-24

time


I bought a watch. It tells the time accurately, It has an alarm and it was dirt cheap. Yes I could have gotten something better, but I'm going to lose it anyway, so there is no need to drop more than I have to.

2016-07-20

Kitamoto Nights #RealJapan

When I meet people, even people from Saitama, and tell them I live in Kitamoto, more often than not, I get asked where (the hell)  that is....





Which means we chose the perfect place to move to.

2016-07-19

Yoyogi park weekdays, fishing in Nagano and more...#7Days7Minutes (2016-05-16)



A slightly more abstract video than the last, and a bit rushed on the cuts, but I need to make a point of pushing through the backlog, so quality may suffer.

Otherwise, I don't get on camera this week either. For which, you're probably better off.

MUSIC:

Terminus by May
http://bit.ly/mayterminus

Les Toreadores (Bizet)
Youtube Creator's Library

Wounded
by Avius & Kyoot
from Creative Comons on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/creativecommonsmusicfree/avius-kyoot-wounded-creative-commons

original:
https://soundcloud.com/dubstep/wounded-by-avius-kyoot

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2016-07-16

2016-07-15

People Watching, Shinjuku rooftops, a street performer and more... #7Days7Minutes (2016-05-09)



Vivid vicarious voyeruristic visual vistas.

The diamond miner at 1:56 is Reno from http://anthrobotic.com/
He did that on purpose for the camera.

All music by MilesM
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2016-07-12

On patrol - The Sony a7S owns the night #RandomJapan

saitama japan

I know the camera is only a part of the image making  process. Give me a shitty camera and I'll still give you an excellent image. Conversely, give the average Taro a Hasselblad and you'' get a blurry 50 megapixel duck-face selfie. But there are times when the technology becomes more than just a medium with which to create, but actually enables creativity in conditions that other cameras just can't handle. IS0 32000 in the outskirts of town, surrounded by rice fields. Lit only by a single, weak, incandescent streetlight. I have always been a fan of shooting in low light, but with my a7S I no longer shoot at night... I own the night.

2016-07-11

Shibuya #RealJapan




Before i lived here, I wasn't much of a fan of the Fuji/Sushi/Geisha/shrine images of Japan that Japanophiles, tend to spam the internet with. Nowhere on Earth is anything like the postcard, but the inability of visitors here to see past their sakura tinted glasses bugged me, after 8 years in Japan, it positively vexes me.

It may be one of the best places to live. I know I don't want to live anywhere else. But all the 'japanese culture' that the tourists shnarf like cocaine no more real than the twisted right-wing nationalism that Shinzo Abe is trying to force down everyone's throats. It's all a facade. Thick white makeup covering a pockmarked and blemished face.

I do my damndest to show the reality of this place, through well composed and quality Photo/videography. Sadly, if there is one universal truth about the vast herd of snapchatting baboons infesting the globe, it's that the last things anyone wants to see, are reality and quality.

2016-07-08

Kabukicho - The Morning After the night before #TokyoStreets


The thing about blogging, is you have to do it. Unlike instagram, where apart from staggering posts, there is very little upkeep. This can become quite tedious at times. Though it is where everything all started for me, so I feel like I need to keep it going... Which is more than I can say for the peeps in the first two photos.


This last picture is of an evenly matched group pf guys and girls (one of the dudes just dashed off) looking terribly sober and lacking any other signs to hint at any group (or individual for that matter) debauchery. I know peeps are not getting it on as much as before but when you have matched pair dates in Kabukicho overnight at  least  make sure you do something



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2016-06-27

Meeting Dave, small-town Tokyo, local shrines and more... #7Days7Minutes (2016-05-04)



Finally met Dave Coulson, the man behind Hong Kong How it is. He's a  Hong-Kong based pro-tog who is currently shining a light on the reality of what's happening in Hong Kong as China tightens it's grip on the city.
His website: http://www.davecoulson-photography.com
his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cheesindave

The rest are my usual missions about town, though for a change, I shot places I've never shown you before.

All music by Manny Marx:
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