Sunny Side of the Afternoon

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Each day seems to be a bit warmer than the last.  If you stand in the shade or aren’t in motion the air is still rather dry and cool.  However, as soon as you start to troop around you quickly realize that it isn’t that spring like anymore.

The early spring flowers that signal the coming spring, have faded, and those early summer buds are now blooming.  All of the fauna are richly green as they reach for the sun.

I have recently been feeling those phantom quakes.  I don’t know if they are real, or only in my head.  I suspect they are mainly in my head.  At least the day of rest is upon us.  It is time to take a pause, reflect, and be thankful for all things.

Orange by the Pole

Hanging in the Afternoon

Perming in the Urban Garden

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Seated in front of a hair salon in Nishi Kasai, were all these potted Aloe plants.  They were just there adding some green to their concrete surroundings.  Step inside, get a perm, pick a leaf of Aloe to soothe your burns, or dry skin.  All at the Lets Perm Salon.

Perming the Air Conditioner

It is All Available in a Square

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Everybody has heard how tightly packed everything is here in Japan.  No room at times to even stretch ones legs.  For the most part this is true, and to show and this image shows it in a visual exploration of urban Japan.  It is all so neatly packed and full of the essentials, stamps, drinks, smokes, a door, and an izakaya (drinking place).

Get Stamps, Chu Hi Can, Pole, Door, Nobori

Waiting for the Watchman Under the Station

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Lots to be seen under and around the tracks at Tsudanuma station.  Just let yourself wander around and see what there is to be seen.

The Watchman Watches

Time Tested Construction

Urban Gardening with Air Conditioner

Uncrowded Intersection

Oh My Goi

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I had the chance to journey a bit out into Chiba to the semi rural, and semi industrial town of Goi.  Wandering around the rainy streets located not far from the station the pace of life seemed to slow to that of the rust I was encountering.  Goi.  Oh my Goi.

Brick Deep Beauty

High Cone

Living in Overgrowth

Hinting at Autumn

Chariot Slot Entrance

I’m Melting, I’m Melting

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Ok, so I am not really melting, but it certainly feel that way.  You know its hot when you can feel the heat though the soles of your shoes.  That is the kind of heat we had today, and If it is a sign of what is to come, I know we are in for a hot Tokyo summer.

At least in the late afternoon, on my walk home, the sun was beginning to come down, and the mercury dropped a little.  The shadows were sharp and crispy like saltines.  The edges so defined between the shade and the lit part of some images.  I prefer the shade, at least to cool my weary head.

Lost keys, a found slapped images of Edison, I think.  If so, why would someone paste a tiny picture of Edison to a light pole?  That is beyond me.

Mr. Edison I Presume

Vine Return

Stacks and Stacks

Smilling Even Though Lost

Up and Back on a Friday

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Stepping back and letting the surroundings soak it up in the lens.  Then there are the times I want to step forward and get so close that nothing else is to be seen.  The combination of the two is a perfect expression for me.

So, sit back and enjoy.  Step forward and look deeply. How ever you choose to look, let those visions fill your vision.

Piped at the Train Office

Roof of It

Hooked on Fences

Hooked on Fences

3 O’clock in the P.M.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

It was 3 O’clock in the P.M. when I took these images.  The air has been full of pollen that is driving me to verge of my sanity.  I try to pay it no heed, by focusing on taking some pictures.  Delving into my own inner soul.  Round and round like the hole I photographed.

Wall, Four Poles, and Danchi

Hole into It All, Again

Clean, Clean, Rusty, Clean

Disjunctive Pole

Monday, May 24th, 2010

It never ends. The search goes on and on.  Every time we think we reach the end of one goal, another will take its place.

Searching the world for our voice is a continual struggle.  Never being completely satisfied.  Always wanting to do more, to say more, or to push it one step beyond.

Explore our world!

Disjuncted Line

Shimmering with Green Line and Patch

Forgotten Hanger and Sobu Line

Urban Space Step Details

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

The stroll around the little red light district behind Tsudanuma station yielded some macro treasure.  Some up close urbanized details of a city that is in flux.  An every changing landscape filled with oxidizing metals, faded stickers and lights that strain the eyes.  Into this urban space I step.  Into this urban swirl I play, live and rest.

Rest, those weary eyes, so that your soul can open and retain it’s former glory.

Power Blue

Rumple Cornerskin

R Sticker Slap

Oxidizing Lost Necklace

Blue Criss Cross Swirl

Pole Art

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

All of the images from my stroll on this windy saturday were taken of the remains of images, posters, tape that had been stuck on poles on the street.  Take a close look into the wonderful world of found pole art.

Sreaming Bolts

Red, Yellow and Blue Composition

Sticky Stuff

Bits of Kanji

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