Nabana no Sato Illumination

Microsoft’s winter wallpaper

    A picture of mine purchased by Microsoft last December is now available as a free desktop wallpaper download for your computer or mobile phone on Bing.   Bing 日本 (Japan), 2016-12-23 [1920×1200] & [1920×1080] & [1080×1920] The picture was taken at “Nabana no Sato Illumination” which is a theme park located on the island…

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Healthy Kids – Community Challenge booklet

* The Canadian Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has purchased a photograph of mine for their “Water does Wonders” booklet. *     The “Water does Wonders” campaign encourages kids to drink water instead of drinks with added sugar. According to their website: “Water is the natural choice for kids to stay hydrated and healthy.…

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Naked Man Festival

* Every year on January 13th of the lunar calendar, a peaceful and sleepy town of Inazawa, turns into the craziest place in Japan.     The Naoi Shinji  (儺追神事) also known as Naked Man Festival, held annually in cold winter weather, is one of the oldest Japanese festivals dating back to the Nara Period…

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Nagoya Castle in Travel and Leisure magazine

  Travel and Leisure magazine recently published my picture of Nagoya Castle’s keep in an article about most visited castles in the world. According to Chris Glenn, the Nagoya Castle for over 350 years, was the biggest, the best designed, the most gorgeous and well preserved of all the castles in Japan, it had been…

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My pix in Jocks&Nerds

  A picture of mine has been published in the spring edition of “Jocks and Nerds” – a quarterly men’s style magazine with a focus on history and culture, music, sport, photography and books. I took the picture of a kimono enthusiast riding an Estrella motorcycle at the “Kimono de Jack” event in Ise, Japan. You can…

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“Kimono Now” book published!

A year ago, back in spring 2014, I was contacted by the author and journalist Manami Okazaki to shoot a series of kimono pictures for her upcoming book “Kimono Now”. Since I knew of her previous book about classic Japanese tattoos, I was very excited to take the assignment. Together we have visited a number of…

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