“I love the old school spirit of craftsmanship...” Fernando Gros.
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My /Now Page

What I’m Doing Now

Last Updated – 2018年12月06日

Now Focus

For the past couple of years I’ve been steadily reducing the number of projects I’m committed to and avoiding side projects and freelance work. Right now these are my only commmitments.

Blogging

I write every morning for around two hours. The bulk of this finds its way into blogposts on this site, which are my gift to my creative friends and everyone who is trying to give voice to artistic dreams.

Longform Writing

Some of the writing time is going into an as yet unnamed longform writing project.

Zine

I have a zine called modularity, which explores the idea of piecing together our lives in the same way music-makers piece together modular synthesisers. The first edition is available here and the second edition will be released in late August.

Evidence Based Living

As part of a personal creative health project I’m actively journaling everyday, asking daily questions, tracking my sleep patterns and generally using data to help me reflect upon my habits and increase the time I have to focus on the work and values that matter.

Twitter GoodReads And Instagram

The Digital Age is not turning out the way many of us had hoped and I’ve radically scaled back the time and effort I put into social media. Right now I use Twitter to explain the way my ideas interact with cultural trends, GoodReads to share what I’ve been reading, and Instagram to explain why I make photos and what captures my visual imagination, and Instagram stories to document my daily creative habits.

Email

I only do email on Mondays and Thursdays.

Visual Art

The core of my commercial work right now is visual art in the form of photographs, photovisual art, graphic prints, and mixed media visual art. You can see available works in my shop.

Music

No activity is more central to my creative journey or personal identity than musical expression. While I am not using my Tokyo studio commercially at the moment, I’m still in there making and recording sounds every week.

Food

I believe in food, as one of life’s essential pleasures, as an essential part of healthy, sustainable living, and as one of the most rewarding creative pursuits. I cook at least two, if not all three of my daily meals at home.

Father, Son & Lover

Family is a cornerstone of my life and I’m committed to vibrant, vivacious, & vulnerable relationships with the small number of people I hew close to in life.

Ski Cottage

It’s not quite the Bond Villain lair of my dreams, but I am building a quiet, isolated ski cottage by a river, in the Japanese Alps.

2018 – The Year Of Simple

My annual theme for 2018 is simple, as an idea, an ideal, and a cornerstone to all my workflows and daily habits. The secondary themes are stylish and skilful, so I’m looking for projects and creative opportunities that push my personal style and help develop and display skills.

June – The Month of Writing

For this month I’m paying special attention to the editorial calendar for my blog, and to all the writing associated with my work and online presence, like this new privacy page as well as the refreshed terms and conditions for this site.

Why Is This Page Here?

Inspired by Derek Sivers I created this page to make myself accountable for the most important projects in my life and by extension to make clear the things I won’t be doing, in order to have the time and focus on the important stuff.

Moreover, inspired by Cal Newport I’m committed to Deep Work, the kind that requires a lot of concentration and unplugging from everyday communication. And, inspired by Mike Vardy I have been rethinking the way I craft my time and manage my productivity.