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…

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

June 02, 2014

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

Kejonuma Leisure Land

May 28, 2014

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At the beginning of the month I explored my first abandoned theme park, Kejonuma Leisure Land in Tohoku. The park last opened its doors to the public in the year 2000, and has been sat slowly decaying ever since. See what is left of the park here…

Taro Mine

May 20, 2014

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Last week I posted about my recent trip to Tohoku, and the abandoned apartments we checked out at Matsuo mine (see below). Another derelict mine we visited during that trip was the infamous Taro mine, also in Tohoku but some 200 kilometers away. Come and see what we found inside this place…

Matsuo Mine and Apartments

May 12, 2014

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Nestled deep in the mountains of Tohoku, in Northern Japan sit the skeletal remains of eleven concrete apartment blocks that were constructed to house local miners and their families. The mine closed in 1969 and these apartment blocks have been sat derelict ever since. Last week I stepped inside each of these blocks to see what remained, come and take look at what I found…

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

May 07, 2014

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

In your bag – Ben Beech

May 06, 2014

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I had my bag featured on the Japan Camera Hunter site last week while I was away on a road trip. If you’re interested to see what I am shooting when I’m on the street (non commercial), check this link out! Also make sure you subscribe to Japan Camera Hunter to keep up to date on what’s hot in the world of film photography…

Okinawa and my Polaroid 635

May 01, 2014

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I recently picked up a Polaroid 635 instant camera from a junk shop for a couple hundred yen. The guy in the shop said it had been sat there for years and that he couldn’t guarantee results, but at that price I thought it was worth a shot. I finally tried the camera out in Okinawa last month. Here are some of the results…