Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Light illuminates all.

Turning the mundane beauty in to surreal

golden treasure.


Gated Blue

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Gates to keep up in, and gates to keep You out.

Details from a stroll in ichikawa.

Gated Blue

Knobs of Asphalt

Eye Kai

Vintage, Dusty, my Heaven

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

More little treasures discovered under a layer of dust

in an old display in Ichikawa, Chiba. These little guys, flash bulbs,

and light meters, have not been touch for who knows how long.

Someday, Someday, they will be mine.

Thats Old School, Flash Pan with Bulb

Thats Old School, Flash Bulbs

Thats Old School, Light meter

Cool Summer Night with Moon and Danchi

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The air dropped and became pleasant, out of the corner

i caught the glow of a yellow moon, calling m out onto the veranda.

the air wicked around me while i fumbled with my little GRII to get some long exposures

of the magic out my window.   Step out and see.

Cool Summer Night with Moon and Danchi

Walls, Peace, and Windows

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Another afternoon stroll though the old part of ichikawa.

Looking for what is to be seen, and seeing what is to be found.

The scratched image reads Honto Love.  Or in other words True Love.

Up in The Hole Wall

From this Window, Peace on Earth

Real Love

My Girl, and Overgrown is just a word

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

2 images with almost nothing in common other than there were taken

around the same time as each other.

the first is part of a long ongoing series on “my girl.” a lovely neighborhood

statue that is often adorned with lost and found items.

The second, is the other kind of japanese garden.

My Girl in a Hat

The Other Kind of Japanese Garden

Not so Close, this time

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

I have been taking lots and lots of macro pictures recently.

I have been drawn into the world of small details that can

only be seen when you stop, and breath in your surroundings.

these images are not that.

I stepped a few steps back.

and then snapped the shutter.

Stairway, Stairway

Bright Corner

Rectangle and Rectangles

Unexposed Rolls, Sandals, and Flakes

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The film in these boxes date back to, who knows when. They

are sitting quietly covered in a thick layer of dust next to the Olympus Pen cameras.

Sandals to keep your feet cool in the summer.

And a daily abstraction.

Unexposed and Expired

Sadals, Got Your Sandals

Top it Off

Purple and Rusty

Monday, July 6th, 2009

A poster faded to a lovely shade of purple.

and a rusty encrusted screw, found on the streets

of Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan.

Puple Dot Glasses

Rust Juts Out

Abandoned but still waiting

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

They might be left behind, but they are still waiting.

Waiting for who?  you might ask.  Go ahead and ask, it’s ok with me.

Uneven and Unbalanced

Nothing but a Faded Poster

Gate to the Heavens

Post box of Ivy

Moth, not Mothra

waiting and waiting for it to take shape and happen.

The Other Side, this July 4th

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

I am at home, in front of my computer in Japan. I sometimes feel so disconnected to my life as an American.  I forget what it means, I drift of into an ethereal world we call metropolitan Tokyo.  So I started to drift back to the 10 days I had spent in NYC in November of 2001.  Just weeks after the September 11th attacks.  I wandered the streets with my wife, brother and parents.  I was driven by my soul to document, and photography everything I saw.

I had no time to process the information, or realize the significance of my images till much later.  I was usually horrified at what I saw as I walked the streets.  The obsessive flag waving, the hatred that was swelling within the American people, was sad.  I had no time to react emotionally to the images.  All I was able to do was point my camera and “click.”

On this July 4th, 8 years later, I am thankful for the changes coming to America and the world; however, i know that there is so much more to be done.  I want America to be the country that it set out to be.  I want America to be a TRUE beacon of justice and hope for all the world to see.  The government can not do it alone.  It will take a community of action, caring, and brotherhood.  Then we can sit back and watch the creation.  Until that time.

I call all freethinkers to arms.  Let us be the change with cameras, brushes, words, code, whatever and whoever is out there to instill the freedom, and happiness.  Not as it is, but as it should be.

the other side

NYC 2001

Another One Rides the Bus

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Thank you Weird Al Yankovic for the title inspiration.

Another One Rides the Bus

Decay, Blankness and a UFO

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

More from the random rundown backstreets of Ichikawa.

Door to . . .

Funky UFO City

Battered and Tattered

Camera and My Friday Stroll

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

My Friday strool is a perfect end to a mad dog crazy week.

I have grown accustomed to the leisurely stroll back to Ichikawa station.

Turning left where I usually turn right.  Exploring the rust, decay and rebirth that

is all to be found in Chiba.  It is an endless palette that needs exploring with the

m2c eye.

Foot Above the Rest


Swirly Q

Dibs and Dabs

Fist to the Face

Wet, rain, mist

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The rain came down in all shapes and forms today.

Just to get a couple of clicks in I had to dodge between

the droplets.

Danchi and the Mosquito Puddle

Ivy, Handlebars, Rain

Stick it, with Gum

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