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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Legion Of Andromeda

Shot new album promotion stuff for my brothers of Legion Of Andromeda, a primitive monotonic and extremely dense blackened dead death/doom metal band based out of Tokyo, check CD review and HERE. Listen to a couple of tracks and you will "see" that this is black/white music. We wanted a feel of non-human where the music is the core and the looks of who ever produce these sounds are less if not of no importance. Turned out pretty cool I think and ended up with pretty much what I had in mind. As for you who follow my stuff here know by now, I have had the majority of my mind on other projects outside of photography the last couple of years. So it was a rather good feeling to set out into the night and shoot these guys in the darker quarters of Shinjuku in central Tokyo. This area is where I have spent most of my time during my 15 years in Japan and I know every forgotten backstreet which hides some of the coolest locations for great portrait and location photography.

Some test shots that turned out ok, but slightly too humane and "worthyoflivingalifeonplanetearth"…ha ha ha…
I have to continue on this "non human" theme, I can see that this will be something to put more energy and mind into. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A Walk in The Woods

Business-wise based out of Singapore for the last 8 months. Been "home" again in Tokyo for 2 weeks and quickly OD'ed on Political Death Metal (Dying Fetus etc) and needed to surround me with some deep nature. A Tarp, a good book and a worthy knife and you can easily stay out here for days (a 5km hike to nearest convenient store for supply if needed...).

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


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


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