Stills from ‘Stuck’ a short film by Jesse Freeman

October 20, 2014

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Last night Jesse Freeman had the screening for his latest short film ‘Stuck’ at Just Another Space in Tokyo – the place was jam packed! Stuck is the companion to his last short film ‘Back Yet Forth‘. Here are some stills and behind-the-scenes shots I took during filming earlier this year…

Jesse Freeman Presents Stuck – Cast and Crew

October 14, 2014

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This Sunday, October 19th, Jesse Freeman will show his latest short film ‘Stuck’ on the rooftop of Just Another Space in Tokyo from 6pm. Stuck is the companion to his last short film ‘Back Yet Forth’, which was released earlier this year. I joined Jesse and his crew for the making of his latest film documenting the day with a series of still images, which will be projected onto a screen on Sunday after the movie. So make sure you come along and check both the movie and the images out!

In the meantime, here are Polaroid images of everybody involved in the film, shot on location…

Changing Spaces (Tokyo)

October 06, 2014

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Had some photographs used on Changing Spaces’ new website. Changing Spaces are an organic food and drinks seller based out of Tokyo. Check their website out here.

Electrik 神社 x 354 x David Negrete Trio

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Last Saturday saw the awesome Electrik Jinja Band return to 354 in Shibuya to play a monster set with support from David Negrete and his trio. I have shot both of these artists before so I knew I was in for a good show, and as expected the night was on fire! As well as the main two bands there were also short performances from Tokyo based beatboxer Kazuyuki Tanaka as well as a street dance crew, who brought a slightly different element to the usual R’n’B Jazz fusion that Electrik Jinja are known for playing. Check the photos out here…

東京のまつり

September 16, 2014

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まつり(Matsuri) are native Japanese festivals of sacred Shinto origin. A matsuri symbolizes a community’s unity with itself and with its Shinto gods. Sometimes large and boisterous, sometimes small and solemn, sometimes adhering strongly to tradition, sometimes watered down by modern commercialism, matsuri are rooted in the lives of the Japanese.

東京のまつり(Tokyo no matsuri) is a work in progress comprising of images shot at various festivals over the past 2-3 years around the Tokyo metropolis. All images were shot on 35mm film, check them out…

31 Instagram pictures, one for each day of August (365xInstagram)

September 01, 2014

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Here are 31 Instagram pictures, one for each day of August 2014. These are my favourite Instagram snaps from the past month, all taken with an iPhone. I spent the month of August in three different countries, England, France and Japan – so this collection of shots is quite varied in its content and feel. This month also marks the end of this project, shooting 365 Instagram photos, one for each day of a year. You can look back through the complete project using the link in the menu to the right of the homepage.

If you enjoy looking at these images, feel free to leave a comment and/or share using the social media buttons.

Finally, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/benjaminbeech for many other images that don’t make it onto this site!

Thanks!

31 Instagram pictures, one for each day of July (365xInstagram)

August 18, 2014

news_instagram_365_july_2014LATE POST! 31 Instagram pictures, one for each day of July 2014. These are my favorite iPhone photographs from last month.

London Elektricity/Etherwood/Harajuku/Shibuya

July 25, 2014

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Hanging out with London Elektricity and Etherwood on the streets of Harajuku and Shibuya on a lazy summer afternoon. We made some photos together, check them out here…

DBS Presents London Elektricity and Etherwood

July 16, 2014

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Last Saturday saw London Elektricity return to Daikanyama Unit to headline DBS alongside Hospital/Med School artist Etherwood. London Elektricity is no stranger to Tokyo and his loyal fan base were out in force to show support, this was however Etherwoods first time in Tokyo and he didn’t disappoint. With support from DJ Miyu and Tetsuji Tanaka it was guaranteed to be a big night. Check the photos out here…

In the street with Qocoa

July 15, 2014

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Recently Japanese pop act Qocoa contacted me about doing some shots for upcoming promotional material and then eventually a debut album. We had two photo sessions together, the first was in the studio, the second was on the streets of Koenji (Tokyo). Here is a limited selection of the photographs we made together on the streets. Studio photos below.

Hair/make up and styling by Moeka Kanehara.

In the studio with Qocoa

July 09, 2014

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Recently Japanese pop act Qocoa contacted me about doing some shots for upcoming promotional material and then eventually a debut album. We had two photo sessions together, the first was in the studio, the second was on the streets of Koenji. Here is a limited selection of the photographs we made together in the studio. Street photos to follow.

Hair/make up and styling by Moeka Kanehara.

30 Instagram pictures, one for each day of June (365xInstagram)

July 07, 2014

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30 Instagram pictures, one for each day of June 2014. These are my favorite iPhone photographs from last month.

Interview with Konbini

June 30, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago online creative magazine Konbini contacted me for a short interview about my photography. The feature includes some of my  street shooting, parts of my 365xInstagram project and then finally focuses on a couple of my recent haikyo trips. Check it out here…

Hangover 7th Anniversary at R Lounge, Tokyo

June 16, 2014

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Last Saturday Tokyo Drum N Bass event ‘Hangover’ celebrated their seventh birthday at R-Lounge in Shibuya. DJ Rregula (Zombie Cats) flew in from Australia to headline the night with support from Venom (Insomniac), Shintaro (Urban Nature) and Hangover residents Ken, Shige and Satoshi. MC Shine (Ouka) was on mic duties and there was also live painting from ‘The Spilt Ink’. Check out some of the photos I shot here…

Vacanze Itialiane 2 (Roma) – First Selection

June 11, 2014

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Almost a year ago I designed and compiled my first zine made up of images shot in and around Florence, Italy. Shortly after publishing that I went back to Italy to shoot images for parts 2 and 3 in Rome and Venice respectively. After sitting on the new images for almost a year I have finally made a first edit for part 2. Check out the images here…