Monthly Archives: December 2016

28 Dec 2016
Sponsorship doesn't pay

Sponsorship Doesn’t Pay

Sponsorship, it’s something that as photographers and creative artists we tend to aim for in our professional relationships with the myriad of accessory manufacturers servicing the arts. For those looking in from the outside it’s also an aspect of the imaging business that tends to be vastly misunderstood, a misinterpretation of exactly what the act of ‘Sponsorship’ actually entails. For the uninitiated the thoughts that some photographers don’t have the time to take images due to their counting piles of sponsorship […]

27 Dec 2016
Squid for Christmas

Squid for Christmas!

Squid for Christmas? Sacrilege. The above image is courtesy of my good lady wife, Terue, and goes to show very much that whilst Christmas may be celebrated around the World, possibly as just an excuse for another public holiday, the tradition of Turkey may just be confined to a few Western palates. Funnily enough though the Japanese tend to eat and see Chicken as more of the meat of choice at Christmas with the KFC outlets in the ‘Land of […]

26 Dec 2016
Zippin' up my boots, heading back to my roots, yeah!

Zippin’ Up My Boots…

Zippin’ up my boots, heading back to my roots, yeah! That famed tagline from a timeless classic by Odissey, man they don’t make them like that anymore… After almost 30years of traveling I now find myself almost fearful of having just made probably one of the biggest decisions in my life, and at my age? At a time when most people are slipping into the twilight of their careers I now find myself lining up for what I hope will be […]

20 Dec 2016
Motivation from imaging


Motivation. That’s my word of the day, motivation. We all need it, crave it at times maybe, but it’s something that keeps us going. Some find it in random displays of human kindness, others in more simpler manifestations. A sunny day, an Ocean breeze, the carefree abandonment of a child at play or quite simply a well meaning smile from a stranger. For me, imaging motivates me. Whether that is from photographic or video imaging it doesn’t matter. Simple actions of […]

18 Dec 2016
Tokyo Street Photography in Shibaura Futo

Tokyo Street Photography

Tokyo street photography seems to be a genre of its own. One can’t turn a corner these days without seeing lenses, tripods and the odd Pixel Hobo vying for the best composition. Quite satisfying to see people out and about in Tokyo enjoying the city and looking to share the results of their imaging. All ‘Rice n Beans’ right? erm not exactly. It seems as much as people want to enjoy their urban imaging the powers that be, those who […]

16 Dec 2016


#GoLive with Twitter Stoked to have been a part of this. It just goes to show that you never know who is watching or who may catch wind of your social adventures. Remember that crazy sunrise Periscope Video is broadcast from the slopes of Mount Fuji a month back? It was one of the best sunrises I’d seen in my life and believe me after having lived in the tropics for some 14years I’ve seen a lot! One highlight comment […]