#801. A photo trip to Japan – part 1

#801. A photo trip to Japan – part 1

Like every country with a rich culture and history, Japan offers many facets to the visitor. Unlike most countries, though, it exposes a layering of ties between past and present and the contrast between modernism and past is very striking, a fact I only barely scratched the surface of, during

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#800. Monday Post (17 Dec 2018) – My 3 photographic aha moments of 2018.

#800. Monday Post (17 Dec 2018) – My 3 photographic aha moments of 2018.

Aha moments shape how we live our lives. DearSusan looks back at 3 determining aha photpgraphic moments of 2018.

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#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

  Pascal’s last Monday Post might have been an easy to skip piece for many of you. After all, the Interwebs delivers incredible stuff – right to your desktop.   Indeed it does. It also does some bad things, too.           Here’s one; it’s my story,

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#531. Osaka colour

#531. Osaka colour

Osaka. Huge industrial city. Busy.   Another view of modern Japan, in that it’s a city of contrasts; brutally, digitally modern alongside glimpses of a different life, more cultured and ordered. Much as it’s been for centuries.   Tech note; all images shot with the Fuji X-Pro2 and either Fuji’s

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#528. Kyoto colour

#528. Kyoto colour

Kyoto. A city with links to Japan’s history, stretching back centuries.   We managed a couple of days – a kind of taster visit, to help us decide if we wanted to spend longer next time.   Yes. We do. It’s a great city.   What does it look like?

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  • #527. Nagoya colour

#527. Nagoya colour

Last week Tokyo. This week, Nagoya.   Continuing the theme started in the capital – rich Fuji-style chroma colour.   There’ll be more images from Kyoto and Osaka shortly, perhaps a collection of faces collected from our tour across the country. In the meantime, here’s Nagoya.        

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#525. Tokyo colour

#525. Tokyo colour

  Hotel-bound. Crocked.   I’m not feeling too sharp today, so I’m contenting myself with a feet-up (literally) day off, some editing and watching South Africa and Australia battle it out in Perth, via Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball coverage.         I’ve been shooting lots of Tokyo-ites in Fuji’s black

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  • #341. Destination Tokyo
  • #341. Destination Tokyo
  • #341. Destination Tokyo

#341. Destination Tokyo

  Several weeks of Web research, making notes on Evernote to share between my Mac, Mac notebook and iPad accompanied by what felt like an endless round of reading and image gazing and I was just about ready to head for the airport.   Destination Tokyo. In my bag an

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#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

Most of your photography is done in a routine environment while testing gear for your customers. How do you find inspiration in locations you’ve visited so often ? How do you keep your creative juices flowing even in a repetitive context ? A lot of the photography I do to

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#306. Early rising

#306. Early rising

  Early morning, Shinjuku. Really early – 05:05 and I’m already on the streets.   Of course, I blame jetlag but the truth is that several decades of living in Africa have left their imprint; I sleep when it gets dark and wake as dawn arrives. At home, there’s always

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