Archive for December, 2015

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

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.)

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.)

And, bringing us fully up to date, the latter half of 2015. (Hey, this is still a step up from posting the last set of Halloween photos in January!)

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Final promotional image for Rachel Jackson’s one-woman show Memoirs of a Bunny Boiler, touring Newcastle to Glasgow, 2016. (In case you were wondering what we needed all that blood for.)

You can see some of the other options after the cut.

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A random assortment of photos from what could laughingly be referred to as “summer” 2015.

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