Small Temple in Meguro


I have this thing about photographing some of the hundred of shrines and temples around Tokyo. One of the most fascinating is actually very close to my apartment. It is maybe 150 meters from Meguro station on the JR Yamanote Line and is called Daien-ji. The story goes that the girl supposedly responsible for a fire that destroyed a large part of Edo (old name for Tokyo) in 1772 was burned at the stake here - being the starting place of the fire. …

Shots from the Photowalk


The photowalk I wrote about in my last post actually produced some photos - 3 rolls of film to be exact. I had a disaster with one of them (for reasons I am yet to work out) with the roll simply too dark for use. That left me with one roll of Fuji Velvia 100 from the Leica M7 and Noctilux combination and 1 roll of Kodak TMAX 400 from the Leica M6 and Carl Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5. …


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This is a new trick for me. Meeting up with some folks to basically go for a walk with some cameras. What makes this fun is a group of like minded individuals with similar afflictions to yourself - in this case, a passion for collecting old film cameras. I met a group at Nishi-Nippori Station on bascially the far side of the Yamanote Line from my home on a blisteringly hot Sunday and off we went. …

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