The Okutama Ropeway was constructed in 1961 to ferry hikers, tourists and locals from one side of Lake Okutama to the other, it is located on the outskirts of Tokyo. But just five years after it opened, it was closed due to a decline in customers. Now it sits abandoned and rusting on the hillside…(read more)
Negishi Grandstand was the first purpose built European style racecourse in all of Japan, used primarily as an entertainment venue for the foreign community and their wealthy Japanese counterparts including the Emperor Meiji. It now stands lonely and abandoned… (read more)
Part three of my self published project Vacanze Italiane. This zine is made up of images shot in and around the city of Venice, Italy in 2013. Details on how to buy a copy here (read more)
Making the most out of abandonments that are vandalized beyond recognition. Two abandoned hospitals I explored recently in the Greater Kanto region that were so badly vandalized I didn’t know where to begin… (read more)
DBS and the Montreux Jazz Festival teamed up to put on a special event to celebrate DBS’ nineteenth anniversary. Headlining the event was Mala and Coki of the DMZ label, with a special live performance from Mamadou Doumbia and support from Goth Trad, Helktram, Inza, Sivarider, DJ DON, Tetsuji Tanaka and Shintaro. Live painting by The Spilt Ink (read more)
KONBINI Magazine monthly haikyo feature: This months featured story is about an abandoned theme park with an unusual American West twist Check it out here!
Jeremy Kuhles and Wataru Sato play jazz together. Jeremy plays keys and Wataru plays saxophone. Earlier this year we met up on a warm spring evening to shoot some photos they can use for promotional purposes, it was a short but fun shoot beneath a bridge between Shibuya and Harajuku… (Read more)
VOID is a bi-monthly club event held in Harajuku, Tokyo. The VOID crew consists of four resident DJs – Shortie, Gyto, Tum and Azel, and guest artists also play regularly. The night is a mix of UK Bass Music including Garage, House, Jungle, Dubstep, UK Funky and Grime. For details on upcoming events and other info, check their Twitter feed here.
Earlier this year I met up with the VOID crew to shoot some photos they can use for promotional purposes. We shot in several locations along the tracks between Shibuya and Ebisu, on a typically hot Tokyo summer day. Here’s a small selection of the photos we made together…(read more)
KONBINI Magazine monthly haikyo feature: This months featured story is about an abandoned Elementary School with a very special resident, Mr Innards Check it out here!
Photos from a public bathhouse I discovered in central Tokyo recently. A public bathhouse with a nice surprise… (read more)
KONBINI Magazine monthly haikyo feature: This months featured story is about Taro Mine, an abandoned mine in the Tohoku region of Japan. Check it out here!
Part two of my self published project Vacanze Italiane. This zine is made up of images shot in and around the city of Rome, Italy in 2013. Details on how to buy a copy here (read more)
A couple of months ago I posted the Impossible Film x Polaroid photos I shot with trumpet player Patriq, which will ultimately become the cover art for his soon-to-be-released album Time Off. He is still putting the finishing touches to that album, no confirmed release date yet. Stay tuned.
That same day we also took some digital shots together which he will use for promotion purposes elsewhere. Here are a few of those shots, as with the Polaroid images these were all taken in and around Koenji, West Tokyo – earlier this year (red more)
Photos dating back over a hundred years that I found in the back of a cupboard at a school I used to teach in, in Tokyo. Take a look at this patchy photographic history of a Tokyo Elementary School…(read more)
KONBINI Magazine monthly haikyo feature: This months featured story is about the x-rated material I found inside an abandoned house in the middle of a bamboo grove in rural Japan. Check it out here!