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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pics We Like...

Knuckles by Horicho @ Mindscape Tattoo

---SPEEED NIGHT--- "The Midnight Bombers Ride"

SPEEED NIGHT LIVES, be there, time to let go of your YouTube rides and findout what the real deal is all about.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The art of war...

The Japanese keep their traditions alive in some parts of the society and let it fall out completely in some. The japanese Irezumi is one of the stronger ones that still is around and thriving more than the average Japanese could ever believe. I was invited to attend an annual "New Years" gathering of one of Tokyos top tattooist (guess I can't mention his name though) and his clients. A showdown of fundoshis and tattooed skin.

Constantinople and beyond...

I was shooting negative 35mm on this trip to Turkey 6-7 years ago. Travelled mainly by buss for 7 weeks through this one of my top 5 most interesting countries that I have ever been to. Turkey for a travelling photographer is just great, the culture and its history is there and has been for along time, people are helpful and the food is great. Its cheap and easy to travel anywhere. I went from Istanbul to Mt Ararat near the Iranian border the Northern route up to the Black sea and then back to Istanbul via the central (Cappadokia) and Southern parts, taking in the exotic atmosphere of the Mediterranean sea along the way. During my 7 weeks in Turkey I went to all the major cities as well as some of the most remote areas off the beaten track, from the modern oldschool city of Istanbul and Ankara to the remote areas of the wild eastern "Kurdistan". Some sample shots scanned from small prints above.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mongoose Hardtail

Decided to let go of one of my bikes. A sad decision but never the less a decision based on not being able to ride more than one bike at a time. In Japan we have a word that would decribe it all, "motainai", would be translated something like "-a waste of sth...".

Got it in 2005 and will take of 45% of the price I got it for, a more than decent deal for any bike aficionados out there looking for the real deal in a hardcore/hardtail street/jump/downhill bike.

Hate to sell it, only to the serious buyer.

RxKxBx present SPEEED NIGHT Saturday 17 @ 21:00

Be at the Ghetto at 9pm or earlier, wear whatever you like, just bring as much light on your bike as you can. plenty of drunk truckdrivers and half-blind taxi dudes out there on a Saturday night . This first monthly SPEEED NIGHT run goes from THE GHETTO to Tokyo Tower and back via Emperors Palace (nice rest area, chance to show us your bag of tricks!).

For ¥500 you will have a chance to win the sublime underground documentary film B.I.K.E. as well as many other cycling related gods.

See ya

Sunday, November 11, 2007

SHAKE magazine....Tokyos underground fashion mag!

The Guitar Girl...
Pulling Teeth...
The Road x Kill x Bikers x...

Check out the new SHAKE MAGAZINE. In the stores in December. This time m.w.c.p did some photo sessions and for the upcoming Tokyo underground magazine as well as a couple of articles.

After having been shooting the band PULLING TEETH for many years now it was an honor to be able to pay back some in form of a spread in the magazine. A couple of shots and an interview with band leader Suzuki.

All respect to you guys in P-T, yoroshiku!!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Mario is a Turk...

I am working on an article for a Japanese publication about Turkey and I found this image taken at the famous but hard to reach hot spa in the middle of nowhere on the Turkish tundra, in the heart of Turkey near a village I have forgotten the name of. These "doctor fish" are suppose to be the remedy if you have some cureless skin disease etc. Imagen the screen of an antenna less telly...a nervous mess of balck and white dots going on and on, that vision is close how it feels like when hundreds of these small suckers (literally!) dine on your skinflakes. The panick attack is close!

But Mario here and his bro seem to enjoy it, the guy behind looks like he got a couple where you are not suppose to.