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A Momentary Triptych of Cherry Blossoms

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Tripple Window Cherry Blossom

The time that we are allowed to spend on earth is so short.  One moment the time is here to be enjoyed and the next it has floated off.  We struggle to hold onto that time.  We desire to make those moments last a lifetime.  I strive to cherish the time that we have.

This freezing and stretching of time is one of the reasons that I have fallen so in love with the way of photography.

Photography allows me to capture those fleeting moments.  To be able to stretch that second into a lifetime of viewing.  I can always go back and reflect back on that moment.  All the elements with in the frame may no longer physically exist, but they live on in pixels, or silver halides.

Next week when I return to the same place where this image was taken it will no longer exist.  The petals of the cherry blossoms will have all drifted to another place.  The light will vary depending on the day, but I have this moment when all the elements aligned and the photograph was taken.

Enjoy those moments.  Reach out to them.  Search through family albums and relive moments that have passed.  Before we know it those memories will float away just as the petals fall from the cherry blossoms.

 

The Kitty and I

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The Kitty and I

The kitty and I.  For real.  I almost missed this one on my pedal and meditative journey on Sunday.  I had taken a picture just to the right of this window that was full of a huge blooming aloe plant.  I had jumped back on my bicycle when I noticed this little one keeping a watchful eye on me.

I got off and moved in to get a closer look.  Kitty let out a huge hiss as i got close, but then relaxed, and just struck a pose.  Sweet, and brought a smile to my face.

A dutiful feline keeping its home safe from the wandering photographers like myself.

 

Somewhere Between Shinagawa and Ginza

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I am not sure exactly where these were taken the other day. The reason being that I urban hiked on the pavement between Shinagawa and Ginza.  Getting lost a bit on the way.  Getting lost in Tokyo is never that bad, because no matter how lost you get you are never really that far from a subway station.

I really dig these two images.  They are complete constructions.  Built brick by brick and tile by tile to form a fully constructed lucid communication view of my adopted home of Tokyo.

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Green Tiled International Reflection

Glass Brick Wall, Potted Plants, Concrete Step and Red Tiles

Yanaka Nice, Went there Twice!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Yes it is true.  I went to Yanka area yesterday, and I returned there today.  I guess I just couldn’t get enough of that baking heat bouncing off the asphalt and the aluminum siding.  One big change was that we went to the Zakuro Persian spot on Yanaka Ginza Street.  We had an amazing meal of chickpeas, spicy soup, lamb, breads, and kebabs.  Amazing place.

Crate Table Door Window Pipe

Glass Brick Barber-San

Organic - Inorganic

Laundry Tree Shade

Dusk Comes to Kasai

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

After a nice day of rest I ventured around my local station to get some food, and grab some shots.  The night life was just beginning.

The colors are so saturated, and lively.  The beer was ice cold.  The air conditioners are cranked to high.  Just another night in Kasai.

Window Bleed

Golden Rope Lost Key

Night Out in Dancing Dresses

Beer Time

Geometrical Saturday Live

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

They are all out there laying in plain sight.  The basic shapes that make up the world around us.  The squares, rectangles, triangles, lines ovals, circles.  They are all there.  They are sometimes perfect, and other times they are beautifully imperfect.  I will continue to search out these shapes.  I see them now when I close my eyes.

Exhaust Window Window Wall

Can't Stop Art 4

Pole Gate Window Meters

Red Wrinlke in Time

Arrow Head Circular Zen

Barbershop Never Made Me Look So Fabulous

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

My daily stroll after finishing up my day under the blue and windy skies was beautiful.  The air was warm as it whipped around my body.  I came across an old barbershop’s rotating pole that was no longer rotating.  I was interested in the abstracted lines, and colors of the stepped like pole.  I was amazed to discover once I got on my computer that my own self image had been merged with that of the barbershop’s pole.  I hate to say it but that Barber sure made me look fantastic.

Fragmented Barbershop Self

Lost Something

Thinking About Pockets

Rusty Nail CoCo

Pararel Universe’s Umbrella

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

There is a place on the other side of the Fifth Dimension, where umbrellas fall from the skies.  Rain bounces across the heavens, and puddles are the links between the two.  However, for me, in the meantime, I will continue to wander the streets of Tokyo, and look for those hidden leaks.

Six Little Umbrellas

Easy Boy Meets Girl and Crosses the Street

Splat Goes the World

Window Watching

Friday, January 8th, 2010

A time to reflect in the clear winter light.  Looking into the windows of myself, in combination with my surroundings.  It all combines on the CCD of my trusty Ricoh.  Watch, look and see what is to be seen.

Cubic Reflection

Necslaces, Watches, and Self

I am a Lost Boot

Last Windows of Sugamo

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Window let us see out into the world, they also let us see into the world.

However, the windows I like best are those that reflect the world.  The combine the

reality of seen, and unseen, and project it into the physical presence.

Aged, weathered, and truthful out of the little hood of Sugamo.

Sighted Again

Privacy Glass

Diamond Door Life

Translucent Reflections

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Translucent reflections from a recent stroll.

Translucent

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