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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Giving It Back

Always nice to be able to give back some DIYspirit in forms of photography to people and bands that really appreciate it and can put it to useful use. My love for photography related to music has always  played a huge part in how things will look in all levels of work, be it travel, documentary or street.
Got 2 CDs in the mailbox recently with some of my work in it. NUMB (Tokyo Hard Core) and OGRE (Japanese Death/Thrash metal). Super cool bands and all with the right attitude and respect for their set lifestyles.

Past OGRE links on the process of this band photo Click HERE!

The NUMB shooting Click Here!




 Photo by Sakiko Bloom

















Links to OGRE here….and NUMB.



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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Demonic Squares

Shot this series with a Hasselblad 503cx, 80mm f/2.8, Kodak T-Max pushed 3 stopps. A small LED light helped out as well. Was looking to take it a bit further on the dark doomish side of this project and I think I got what I was looking for. Simple, direct and demonic.






Sunday, November 03, 2013

ButcherABC/COFFINS/NOOTHGRUSH

Asakusa was hit by a tsunami combined richter scale 10 quake last night…and the night before that!

Local bands Butcher ABCCoffins and California heavy hitter Noothgrush.

 Check'em out!








































Something is shifting in the Coffins steamroller, a new sound is approaching.















Tuesday, October 29, 2013

T.Zero

















Original Street "Yankee" fashion on the streets of Tokyo. Don't ask me why it's called Yankee?! Some parts of this fashion style is pretty unique to Japan. Not only urban Japan but also the rural small cities and you might actually find a more dedicated and original style than these images above are all based on. Designer made tracksuits, lots and lots of Irezumi i.e. tattoos and an in general, in Japanese eye's anyways, the bad boy look. The totally original urban street cultures like Bozozuku and Deko-Tora (Decoration truck) falls in the same pocket. I love these cultural aspects of any society and to see it showing up more and more in an otherwise western focusing style trend this is cool and more original. Check the first issue of Tattoo ZERO for more. 



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trapped & Surrounded (but not captured)





















Working on a small hang-up kinda thing. 








Some FB shots by random people of the day in Asakusa. Check my FB for more stuff