Playing With Sleeklens Overlays

From time to time I’m contacted by companies that want me to give review or post about their product. The problem is, most of the time what they are offering is completely unrelated to what I do as a photographer so I politely decline. Not so with Sleeklens....
Taipei Evening Light

Taipei Evening Light

Photography in Taipei differs by season. Over winter it’s generally overcast. This spring it rained pretty much every day for six weeks. Now it’s summer and we’ve been blessed with some fantastic light over the past week or two. Shooting in...

Taipei City God Festival

Like so much of Taiwan’s traditional temple culture, the Taipei City God traces its origins to Fujian in China. In the early nineteenth century the image of the Xia Hai City God was brought across the Taiwan Strait to Taipei, first making its home in present day...

Geisha in Tokyo

One of the most recognisable and misunderstood elements in Japan is the geisha. I’ve heard it said that the life is in decline in modern Japan with few girls and women undertaking the training necessary to become a geisha. While photographing the Sanja Matsuri...

June 2014 Desktop Calendar

Another month has rolled by which means it’s time for a new desktop calendar. This edition comes from the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, and features the bamboo water scoops used for cleaning hands and rinsing one’s mouth before entering the shrine. As usual there...

Tokyo Subway

Much has been written about the subway system in Tokyo. Seemingly countless lines to travel on, jam-packed rush hour commuting, the world’s busiest station at Shinjuku and so on. Serving a city of 13.5 million people is not an easy thing. Despite the crowds and...