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A little old lady with a very large bag

A little old lady with a bag for carrying a similarly old and even more diminutive friend?

A Tokyo train station drunk

The sight of drunks staggering about or even passed out on the street is not exactly rare in Tokyo — especially so during the end and start of year party seasons. Somewhat surprisingly, the vast majority of them manage to get away with little more than occasional glances from passersby as well. But that said, […]

An old bar’s filthy lamp and fascinating regulars

With its almost unreal looking lamp and interesting array of regulars, this place really is a bar that, in photography terms at least, just keeps on giving. So much so in fact that I’ve made a small set of my current favourites which can be seen here.

A unique and beautiful bonsai

With 2018 still in its infancy, this unique and beautiful bonsai seemed like a suitable image to start the new year. Hundreds of years old, the tree’s recorded age is only approximated. Similarly, the scores of people who have nurtured and shaped it over those tens of decades are completely unknown. Each and every one […]

A selection of my favourite photographs from 2017

With the year rapidly nearing its end, it’s time once again for a selection of my favourite photographs from the last 12 months. Compared to the stress and worry of the previous few years, 2017 has definitely been an improvement. Most importantly of all, my wife got a second major all clear in her on-going […]

A cheeky Merry Christmas

Putting a very different kind of X in Merry Xmas. Happy Holidays!

Happy drinkers in a grubby little Tokyo bar

The beer was cheap, the decor faded and the clientele all incredibly friendly.

Photographing the photographer

Turning the tables and (perhaps not quite so) surreptitiously photographing a Tokyo street photographer.

Drunk and asleep amidst some urban autumn colours

The warm hues of late autumn, and the cold, temporary bed of a Tokyo drunk.

An old chef in his old Tokyo restaurant

In his tiny kitchen, in his similarly small restaurant that seats about 7, this old chef has been cooking 6 days a week for the last 46 years. And while he obviously can’t work forever, he’d very likely go on for another 46 years if he could.

Unwanted attention in Tokyo

The sight of scouts attempting to lure young women into some of the more murky kinds of employment isn’t uncommon in Tokyo, especially in the city’s entertainment districts. To be completely fair, however, each approach is done openly and in public. There’s no physical contact either — at least none that I’ve seen, anyway. But […]

Tokyo cat shopkeepers?

These two cats clearly weren’t content with merely securing the cream.

Timeless Tokyo drinks, and drinkers

I’ve photographed this place many times — my favourite shot up to now being this portfolio one, I think. But due to the bar’s timeless looks and large array of regulars, the quest for a new favourite happily continues on.

An old fashioned Tokyo tailors

In an era of fast fashion and in-store alterations, it’s surprising how many old school tailors there still are in Tokyo. Shops that are seemingly a part of the local community, and offer a more personal service that is clearly appreciated.

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