Monthly Archives: November 2011

f11 Magazine: Urban Exploration Interview

The online photography magazine f11 contacted me recently requesting an interview about my haikyo travels and urban explorations. The article touches on some of the deeper, philosophical aspects of urbex as well as notes about how I post-process my images and the safety of visiting abandoned locations.
Posted in Haikyo / Ruins | 4 Comments

Top 60 Japanese Buzzwords of 2011

Publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha is right on time with its annual release of the top 60 Japanese buzzwords. The words are listed in no set order, but aim to reflect the major trends and events that shaped 2011. A panel of judges will debate the top 10 keywords for this year and announce them on 1st […]
Posted in Japan, Marketing & Branding | 13 Comments

Post-Apocalyptic Images of Japan

The ruins and haikyo aficionado in me couldn’t resist making a post about Tokyo Genso‘s fabulous art depicting post-apocalyptic Japan. The illustrations have a breathtaking otherworldly quality that perfectly capture the sort of scenes I regularly come across while exploring ruins, albeit of course, on a much grander and majestic scale.
Posted in Japan | 61 Comments

Nikkei Trendy’s Top Trends of 2011 and Predictions for 2012

Nikkei Trendy is a popular trends magazine I’ve been roughly following since arriving here in Japan. I first discovered it while researching for essays at university for the marketing module I took and was impressed with its pleasantly laid-out design and ease of readability.
Posted in Japan, Marketing & Branding | 9 Comments

At the Eleventh Hour…

So today is the 11th November, 2011. And this post goes live at 11:11am, at precisely 11 seconds, I guess. A curious date, if nothing else. I read many couples are scrambling to submit their marriage proposals, and of course, we have the usual cries of doom from soothsayers. I was thinking of making some […]
Posted in Journal | 4 Comments

A Beautiful Kobushime-chan

Back last year, I visited Ishigakijima, an island south of mainland Okinawa. It was my first time visiting the Ryukyu Islands, and my first real dive since getting my licence back in the U.K. There, in the warm, tropical waters, I was to meet one of nature’s most fascinating and deeply curious creatures. The cuttlefish, […]
Posted in Bioluminescence, Photography | Tagged | 6 Comments
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