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May

I hope they turned out great, those photos you took in the café this morning. I was standing behind you for a while, not because I wanted to admire your technique or your huge dSLR camera, but because I was trying to reach for a small brioche and you were…

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18
May

Last week I enjoyed my 12th Japanese calligraphy lesson. It was a beautiful, blue-sky kind of morning as I walked to class. One of those days when dressing seems effortless; a shirt and jeans with no concern about feeling too hot or too cold, no precautions for the effects of…

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3
May

As a kid, I played golf, occasionally and for fun. Only during my three years living in Delhi did I very play seriously. Re-learning the game as an adult was fascinating, given the changes in the way the equipment was made and the techniques were taught. So much was new,…

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10
Apr

Today my wife starts a new job.  It’s a big change for her.  A new industry.  A vast role with a lot of responsibility.  Helping clean up her LinkedIn profile over the weekend, before the inevitable journalistic examination, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the roles she has succeeded…

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27
Mar

She still rode with training wheels when we first stopped by the tree, a wind gnarled conifer, perched high on a bluff above a frequently empty expanse of flat beach. The big hill was too much for her, so exhausted and hot, we stopped in its shade to drink some water and rest….

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17
Mar

A few weeks back I was chatting with a friend, a ski instructor, who also enjoys taking photos.  The conversation was like so many others I’ve had with amateur photographers in recent years – I wanted to see some of her photos and she wanted to go through some well…

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12
Mar

The first in what will be a series of limited edition prints using Black & White photos and Japanese ink. I’ve been studying Shodō (Japanese Calligraphy) for some time (I’ve written about it here and here) and wanted to incorporate brush stroke and my main work in photography. This execution…

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3
Mar

Winter is over in Tokyo.  Although there’s still a hint of crispness in the air the seasons have now shifted.  I leave my home in a shirt and jacket, the accoutrements of winter, gloves, scarf, not to mention thermal under layers, are now surplus to requirements.  I pace the short distance to…

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24
Feb

This week I started writing my next book. I have no idea when it will come out. I’ve tentatively pencilled it in for early 2019 but let’s see how that goes. The book is just sketches now; a smattering words thrown down in an attempt to corral five ideas into a…

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11
Feb

I had something of a crisis trying to make this week’s video. I went out and shot a bunch of video around Tokyo, put together some clips from my work, but it just didn’t seem to tell the story of the week I experienced. The most important bits, the in…

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