All in Tokyo


I looked at the images I've collected on my Monochrom after the past few weeks and they were all more or less of modes or places of transportation; Trains, Subways, Airplanes, Train Stations and Airports with very little scattered in between.   It's understandable given the amount of travel I have been doing. 

Recent Cities

I just got back from recent trips to Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne Australia.  Both are places I haven't been to in a really long time.   I was last in Ho Chi MInh was on a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with my dad.  It has changed and developed so much since that time.  It has been even longer since I have been to Melbourne.

The Start

I'm wrapped up 3 weeks of leave yesterday and headed back to work.  I never used to be able to take time off at year so it's nice to finally be able to.  I travel and work a lot throughout the year so I really cherish this time to unwind and catch up at home.  

Coffee with Steve

My friend Steve was in Tokyo from Taiwan last week.   We always try to get together when he is in town but I have missed him the last few times.   I wasn’t able to get out for shooting with him but he was able to stop by my office for a coffee and a chat.

They Don't Serve Ketchup

I found the best burger place in Tokyo but shocking they don't serve ketchup. It doesn't matter. This is probably the best burger I have ever eaten. It was nothing short of amazing. I can't wait to eat here again.

5 Years

Five years ago today I sat down at write my first post here on ShootTokyo.  This is my 735th post.   I had very little knowledge about my camera and what I was about to start when I sat down to write the first post.  This is a journey I’m glad I took and

Four Prints

I was contacted a few months ago by a law firm in DC looking for a print for their new offices.   Most of their work is with Tokyo based clients so they were looking of a print of Tokyo.   After a bit of back and forth they decided on a print of my photograph of

War Against War

There has been a building debate in Japan as its current Prime Minster plans to modify the current pacifist constitution and the debate is specifically around the modification of Article 9. Here is a good summary of the issue from the US Library of Congress:

Exploring Tokyo

I resist playing video games as I know with my personality I will become obsessive about the game and spend far too much time on it.   I have been trying to get/stay in shape lately and I found the perfect game to help me to that.  It’s a Google Game called

Matthew's Birthday

Saturday was my friend Matthew’s birthday so on Saturday night I headed out to Devil Craft in Hamamatsucho.   This place has great craft beer and deep dish pizza.   I was actually surprised how good it was.   I wanted to be a bit lazy so I bolted my small flash

Why did you unfriend me?

I recently just did a big clean up and separating of my social media accounts. I have had a few people ask me this week ‘Why did you unfriend me?’ so I thought I would take a moment and explain what I did. My personal Facebook become full of people that I

Then comes the rain

I went to the 3rd day of Tokyo Photo last weekend but skipping the 4th as Tokyo was getting pounded with a typhoon.  The typhoon didn’t turn out to be too bad mother nature is blessing us with a super typhoon that was just down graded to a tropical storm

Day 2: Tokyo Photo

Yesterday was day 2 of Tokyo Photo!   I spent most of the day at there chatting with other photographers, meeting people and selling a few ShootTokyo Books. Today’s Configuration:  Leica M9-P with Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and Noctilux 50mm f/0.95.  Tokyo Photo will

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 –

Gambatte Kai

I was recently recruited to a new company and will be starting a new job on Monday.  I won’t go into the details here on ShootTokyo.  You are welcome to guess but my  answer/confirmation will be on my LinkedIn on Monday when I update it. I’ve had the past

Taking care of business

I spent all day today working on my book.   My Kickstarter Project comes to an end at 7AM  Saturday morning Japan time.   Today I finalized the details with the shipping company, the printer and my book designer. Today’s configuration: Ricoh GR I love when I see

Changing the routine

One thing photographers can struggle with from time to time is inspiration.  Especially for those of us that photography is a hobby.   Where can I go shoot?   What can I shoot?   When can I shoot? I am often shooting on my commute to and from work.  A great way to