Wonderful Life by Black

visual diary – Wonderful Life by Black

Drizzling rain almost audible outside my flat windows. First thing in the morning, this is just right for my mood while still in bed. Now looking closely for the first time maybe, at least since I got more into photography, I realise first the striking use of strong contrast monochrome, but then probably 3 very distinctively different style of photography -almost chaotic combination in one sequence.

Head out to another day of Wonderful Life!

Kawagoe photowalk

Photowalk with the Old Lens club: Jan 2016 Kawagoe

Kawagoe photowalk 川越

I had a pleasure of joining those enthusiastic photographers for another photo walk. This time, Sasaki-san planned a walk in his familiar territory, a town dotted with signs of Edo era’s former glories. It was a bit of trip from my flat, so I left home early and allowed a bit of time to walk around before meeting them at the station. Continue reading “Photowalk with the Old Lens club: Jan 2016 Kawagoe”

Gion in the rain

Instagram: Happy New Year – 2016

Happy New Year. I trust that you had good holidays, catching up with family and friends, filling up with a feast with lots to drink… It is a time of renewed resolution, and I think it is appropriate for me to start by posting an article on this long-neglected blog of mine. If you have been following my Facebook page, you know I have not stopped photographing at all. I have yet to resume my service as photographer for families, couples and businesses, but when the time is right, that will come back as well. For this blog, for now, changing the style a bit, let me pull together some of my favourite instagram posts from the last half year, to look back what’s been happening with my photography life. Continue reading “Instagram: Happy New Year – 2016”


‘Superior to Edo’ – Sawara Part 1: Kogo Saketen

Sawara 小江戸佐原

On this sunny Saturday in the monsoon season, I headed out to one of the places I have been hoping to check out – the historical town of Sawara in Chiba prefecture. This city was established during Edo period when the samurai class ruled the nation from Edo (Tokyo) as its capital. Sawara was a town without a local warlords, or an autonomous city. Without the ruling class that only consume and do not produce, the city flourished as one of the most important provider for the populated capital down the river. So wealthy that it was described to exceed that of Edo. Continue reading “‘Superior to Edo’ – Sawara Part 1: Kogo Saketen”