tokyo camera style

Apr 20 2014
At Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku Fujifilm Neopan Presto 400 is cheaper than Ilford HP-5 even bulk rolled! Looks like it’s time to stock up.

At Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku Fujifilm Neopan Presto 400 is cheaper than Ilford HP-5 even bulk rolled! Looks like it’s time to stock up.

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Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Leica MP with 35mm f2 Summicron Asph. lens and external 35mm finder
Photographer: Damien Vignol

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Leica MP with 35mm f2 Summicron Asph. lens and external 35mm finder

Photographer: Damien Vignol

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Nezu Shrine
Pentax ME / Minolta X-700 /  nikuman
The rhododendron (つづじ) festival up at Nezu Shrine that’s happening each weekend through late April into May is well attended by amateur photographers. In addition to a hillside of flowers there’s a lot of action on the shrine grounds below to photograph. 

Nezu Shrine

Pentax ME / Minolta X-700 /  nikuman

The rhododendron (つづじ) festival up at Nezu Shrine that’s happening each weekend through late April into May is well attended by amateur photographers. In addition to a hillside of flowers there’s a lot of action on the shrine grounds below to photograph. 

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Nezu Shrine
Minolta X-700 with 50mm f1.7 lens

Nezu Shrine

Minolta X-700 with 50mm f1.7 lens

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Nezu Shrine
Pentax ME with 50mm f1.4 lens

Nezu Shrine

Pentax ME with 50mm f1.4 lens

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Ura-Harajuku
Polaroid EE66

Ura-Harajuku

Polaroid EE66

Apr 19 2014
Fujifilm Klasse S
Photographer: Nobuyoshi Araki
Araki is the featured photographer in the Tokyo Camera Style feature of the May 2014 issue of Nippon Camera.
 In addition to my portrait of him there’s a several page feature of some of his recent work and a great little interview about his thoughts on going blind in his right eye, support for amateur photographers, and his upcoming massive exhibition in Toyota city next month.  This issue is in bookstores now.

Fact: Araki filled in the right lens of his glasses with a black marker himself.

Fujifilm Klasse S

Photographer: Nobuyoshi Araki

Araki is the featured photographer in the Tokyo Camera Style feature of the May 2014 issue of Nippon Camera.

In addition to my portrait of him there’s a several page feature of some of his recent work and a great little interview about his thoughts on going blind in his right eye, support for amateur photographers, and his upcoming massive exhibition in Toyota city next month. This issue is in bookstores now.

Fact: Araki filled in the right lens of his glasses with a black marker himself.
Apr 17 2014

Seen:  St. photography exhibition 18

Who: Haruto Hoshi

Where: 3rd District Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo

When:  April 11-20 / 1pm-8pm

What:  Nikon FM2 / GR1v / 35mm color neg film / eighteen 10x12 darkroom prints

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Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Konica Big Mini trio
Top two: Damien Vignol
Bottom one: Me

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Konica Big Mini trio

Top two: Damien Vignol

Bottom one: Me

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My friend Natsumi Hayashi, Ms. Yowa Yowa Camerawoman, stopped by the show with a kind gift of a French book by Sophie Cavaliero entitled Révélations - Photographie japonaise contemporaine in which she is featured. I was quite surprised to see myself in a picture I helped collaborate with on page 73! 

Thanks Natsumi-san! 

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