I had a lovely day out with Jasmine yesterday afternoon with a trip to Burleigh for some fish and chips. I really love this spot, and I couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate a fantastic year of being with my amazing girl.
I always love to see how light and shadows play with each other in the early morning sun. While walking through Shinjuku, Tokyo one early morning I was watching people walk to work as they passed in and out of these gigantic shadows cast by tall buildings. While the others are still in the shadows, it’s amazing to watch that one moment where someone moves into the sun for just that split second before quickly being covered by shadow once again.
When walking through busy parts of Tokyo such as Shinjuku it’s very common to see many businessmen out for dinner, drinks, or just to generally wind down after their long day.
It’s amazing the surprises you get when looking through photos that have been taken. Each time I go to Hachiko crossing in Shibuya I love to raise my camera high in the air to freeze a moment of every person crossing the road. In this one particular photo you can immediately spot a single Japanese woman in a face mask (which is very common in Japan) heading directly for me, while all others are facing and heading the opposite direction. It’s nice to have captured something so striking when a second later or earlier the photo would have been completely different!
One thing I didn’t get to experience last time I was in Japan was Mos Burger. Thankfully this time they were plentiful and easy to spot.
As part of my trip to Japan I was very pleased to find plenty of spots that I had previously visited in 2011, many of which had changed in little to no amount. Part of my 2013 photos will be dedicated to revisiting these parts that I saw two years ago. This first photo is a series of vending machines in Shinjuku that is constantly passed by Japanese people on their everyday commute to work.
This photo was taken in 2013, you can find my previous photo from this exact spot in 2011 here.
A fun day with my gorgeous girlfriend Jasmine and my friends Matt & Rachel was had the other day. I always enjoy taking couples portraits, but rarely have the opportunity to be on that other side of the camera. Matt is a brilliant photographer who took some very striking shots of Jasmine and myself in exchange for some portraits of Rachel and himself for their upcoming wedding invitation. At the end of the day we each traded memory cards so we could edit our own photos from the afternoon.
A quick tease from today’s wedding of Elisa & Ash at the stunning Walkabout Creek in Mt Nebo. I’ll hopefully have a full set of photos to show within the week!