April 15 2015

Things on my mind today:

1. Fuzziness – after a marathon journey  26-hour home from Tokyo, I am super jet-lagged.

2. I am behind in the work I need to do.

3. I have so many images to work through and so far it looks like I will be doing a lot of deleting.

4. That is normal.

5. First impressions in photography, should not be taken too seriously .

6. To be confirmed….

Here is an iPhone photograph of my photo on a billboard in Harajuku, Tokyo. It was a beautiful experience to see my image in different locations around Tokyo. Unbelievable to actually believe I have a photograph on display in Tokyo.

Harajuku, Japan

Harajuku, Japan

I got my Fuji X100t back from the repair shop. Well, actually a new one to replace the old one. I used it a lot in Tokyo and had fun. I should update my review some time soon. This one had me in a dilemma – black and white or colour. My jet-lagged head says colour. Might change to black and white upon readjustment.

Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya, Tokyo

News: I won the Mira Mobile Photography Prize. Super happy, as you can imagine. Thanks to all for the kind words and congratulations!

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February 9 2015

Two images today from Tokyo and Berlin.

A new week…

Hearing it said

Hearing it said

Today I will be mainly hiding from myself

Today I will be mainly hiding from myself

January 15 2015

Have been very busy with work the past few days and don’t have a lot of time to post photographs or to write about them. But I’ve a few spare minutes at the moment so I will give a little background to the two images I am posting to Flickr today.

This iPhone image was taken in Berlin last month. Another entry in the ongoing project of images of reflections. Taking shots of people through glass in cafes, for me, is about two things: One getting some eye contact with the person in the frame, and two, to get to some distortion to add some complexity to the scene. This one has elements of both. It must be strange for people in cafes to see some gombeen arrive and point the camera at them, snap and walk off. I like those who smile. They seem to see the absolute ridiculousness of it all.

Us

Us

This blur shot is from last year in Daegu, Korea. It was lashing rain and I had to take cover in a doorway. Rather than waste time, I got a few frames of people walking with colourful umbrellas.

Slow releasing melancholy

Slow releasing melancholy