Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Heavens Open on Hashima

The sea lashed out angrily at the boat and waves threatened to throw me overboard, but my mind was instantly quieted by the painting unfolding before me. What a sight to behold! The sky imagining a world of its own, breathing new life into the desolate rock of Hashima.
Posted in Photography | 8 Comments

A Brush with the Law at a Haikyo Hotel

Arriving at the haikyo hotel was relatively straightforward. A train ride to the nearest station and a long walk along a road skirting the edge of a mountain. I discovered the entrance, partially blocked with the telltale orange and black ‘Safety First’ signs. I scouted around for security systems at first, as there were a […]
Posted in Haikyo / Ruins | 31 Comments

Iori Tomita’s New World Transparent Specimens

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. – Ludwig Wittgenstein. So goes the age-old philosopher’s quote on the front of Iori Tomita’s book ‘Transparent Silence’. A curious collection of see-through animals, preserved in jars and dyed with colourful chemicals to give a 3-dimensional x-ray look into each specimen. Pretty much the exact kind […]
Posted in Japan | 16 Comments

Night Walk with the E-P3 and Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens

Finally! It’s been 2 long, infuriating years, but the lens we’ve all been waiting is finally here! A bright f/1.8 portrait lens for the micro 4/3 format with delicious bokeh. It arrived on my doorstep a few days back and I’ve been just positively itching to take it out and give it a whirl. Here’s […]
Posted in Photography | 23 Comments
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