All in Roppongi

Time for a Change (Part 2)

This is the final post with my Leica M Monochrom.   This camera has served me well for the past 5 years.  It has traveled the world with me.  But, I'm really enjoying shooting the Leica M10 and ready to move on.   I'll start posting some M10 images soon.  More on why I'm changing in my last post

After the Storm

Amazingly Japan has 17 public holidays.   The way the holidays fall this year I end up with 6 three day weekends this fall.   They have arranged them in such a way that you get a lot of long weekends.  This weekend happens to be one of them; 文化の日, or Culture Day was on Friday. 

Moving Forward

Life has kept me very busy lately without much personal time.  I have had a few business trips to start my year.  I had a trip to London in January and a short trip to Singapore in February.  Unfortunately both had very packed schedules that didn't get a chance to get out and shoot.


I have continued to focus on my guitar playing as of late.   I'm still not very good but it's something I am really enjoying.   I go to lessons once a week and try to practice for a least 30 minutes each day.  I can see slow and steady progress which is very satisfying. 

The Inevitable

I've been reading The Inevitable - Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future lately.   It's an really interesting look at what our future will be like from a technology perspective in 30 years.    It's written by Kevin Kelly the founder of Wired magazine.  

Unproductive Weekend

I had an unproductive weekend, sort of.  Netflix just launched in Japan last week.   It’s a little hard to say that since I worked on Saturday but stay with me.   As someone who tries to be as productive as possible at all times it’s embarrassing to say I

Sell Your Soul

Another busy week in my life.  I think I am finally finding a good balance of my work schedule, Japanese study, photography and family (at least this week).  I hope I can continue to balance this and maybe find a little more time for exercise.  I have been watching

Flashing Tokyo: Week 1

I have been carrying my Leica M Monochrom 28mm lens and my small Leica flash for the past week. My shots while out on the street didn’t come out that great but I also didn’t really try that hard.  I mostly spent my time shooting people.  I think I am

Two for Tuesday

I just finished packing and have a 1am flight to Frankfurt with a connection to Dublin.    I know a lot of people don’t like red eye flights but they really are perfect for me.    I sleep really well on planes.   It is a 12 hour flight to Germany, I have a 5

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

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

Full Speed Ahead

I just landed in San Francisco off the red eye from Tokyo.   It’s amazing how getting a plane and sleeping is just second nature to me.   Of course I went to bed at 11PM and woke up at 2am.  I stay awake until 4am and finally fell asleep again for 2 hours.   The

YouTube Japan Happy Hour

I met up with Luke Hahn who runs a site called Made by Peoplewhere he and his partner interview artist from all over the world.  Luckily they asked me meet with me while they are in town to shoot a bit of me street shooting to add to an interview on me

Robot Restaurant

I get asked a lot by students coming to Tokyo what is a good cost effective camera to capture Tokyo with.   I always answer the same way – the Ricoh GR.   I love mine.  It has great ISO capability.  The wide perspective is perfect for capturing Tokyo.    You can