As media outlets fall over themselves to bemoan the “newest” trend in men’s hair (“We Just Got Over Man Buns—Now We Have The ‘Man Braid'” reads NewNowNext – an LGBT site surprisingly distressed by the prospect of gender noncomformity), I’d like it noted a) that I was rocking one a good 6 months ago, and b) that people do not exist to suit your tastes. Radical notion: if you’re not a fan of a particular hairstyle, it’s entirely possible not to sport it (or date someone who does) without informing the world of that fact as though your individual notions of attractiveness were decrees handed down by some tyrannical folicular dictatorship. Shocking, I know.

Male form x Jean Paul Gaultier. The complete photoset of a project I never shared here before. (nsfw under the cut)

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The third and final part of my journey through the islands of Japan, this time back to the mainland. Starting in the historic village of Shirakawago, it was onwards to Nagoya, Tokyo, the Zao Fox Village in Miyagi and finally back to my former home of Akita.

This last one was a little bittersweet in the making, being that it involved saying farewell to some of my closest friends in the world; now 6000 miles apart yet again. But, in the words of A.A. Milne, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

If for any reason you can’t see it on YouTube, the video is also available on Vimeo.

(Filmed on a Nikon D800, using a 50mm f1.4 and a 14-24mm f2.8.)

Christmas photos aren’t technically late if you post them before January 25th, right?

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Wow, what a thoroughly wholesome confectionery that definitely resembles a snowman.

Kyushu to Shikoku, by way of the Rabbit Island off the coast of Hiroshima. Also featuring Cat Island in Ehime!

If for any reason you can’t see it on YouTube, the video is also available on Vimeo.

(Filmed on a Nikon D800, using a 50mm f1.4 and a 14-24mm f2.8.)

In all the years I lived in Japan, I never made it to the southern island of Kyushu. On my return trip this year, it’s where my journey began – in the southernmost prefecture of Kagoshima.

If for any reason you can’t see it on YouTube, the video is also available on Vimeo.

(Filmed on a Nikon D800, using a 50mm f1.4 and a 14-24mm f2.8.)