Tsunami Boats

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Five days after the March 11 tsunami I visited the south-east coast of Hokkaido to see the results. I recently got around to processing the film from that trip, which reveals the damage sustained at one tiny fishing port. The boats were out of the water during the winter, when the water blasted through the inlet […]

Maps

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The bicycle touring experience is determined by a jagged, uninterrupted path, as opposed to an itinerary. That’s really all there is to it — a scratch in the terrain, a maze through a city, a line on a map

Earthquake, March 11

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The magnitude of this disaster leaves me at a loss for words. The pictures speak for themselves. A big earthquake in Japan is big by world standards and this was the biggest. I live in a coastal town not dissimilar to those crunched by the tsunami and I am horrified watching the televised images just like everyone else

Packing a Luxury

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What’s your luxury item? That one thing you needn’t carry that takes up space and adds weight but you still do because you’d sooner not live without it. Even ultra lightweight travellers usually pack at least one. A book (made of paper), a memento from home, a photograph, a hackie sack, a chess set—pretty standard things, but i’ve seen some surprising stuff pulled from a rucksack

Japan in Monochrome

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This is the start of what I intend to be an extensive photo essay on Japan—shot entirely on film—and hopefully the world if I decide that the value of a 35mm SLR out weighs the inconvenience and physical cost of luging it around. This is an old issue for me that comes up every time […]

Hand Painted Signage in Asia

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I just spent the weekend trying to (finally) bring this new version of my website up-to-date, reposting the old journals and attempting to put some sort of logical order to things. And I figured while I’m at it I should finish sorting out my photographs from the first stage and archive them properly. It was […]