The best Tokyo is night time Tokyo. As the sun goes down the neon lights up and it feels like you are walking through an anime film. What surprised me, however, was the casual nature of many of the streets. Sure, Shinjuku is bustling, the main streets of Shibuya are packed... but every little side street has its own, slow flow of people.
Even at 11pm on a Tuesday, walking down one of the back streets off Okubo it felt completely safe. People cycling home, elderly people buying drinks from vending machines, and us, the tourists, just a par of the big bright gentle machine.
Japan in Black and White
Japan, Tokyo particularly, is bright, beautiful and chaotic. I think that is why I enjoyed seeing it in Black and White - a way to simplify the complexity and instead really enjoy the shapes of the people and their environment. For those playing along at home, Godzilla appears not once, but twice in these photos.
Japan in Colour
There is so much colour in Japan, it is hard to know where to start. From the paisley palette of suburbs like Shimokitazawa to the neon jungle of Shinjuku. From the bold oranges of Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha shrines to the peaceful greens of the bamboo forest. Golden temples, blue seas, and just generally a lot of red everywhere. It truly is a visual feast.
Shot at an event put on by Jesse Willesee, models posed in stylised hotel rooms, all feeling like one big, debaucherous, out of control party.
Sydney is a wonderful place for street photography. We have our fair share of colourful characters, active streets and most importantly, gorgeous light. Bridge Street in the morning is a particular favourite, with big glass buildings the warm light bounces all over the street.
I found street photography a great way to discover the city (and meet like minded people) after moving here 5 years ago. It gave me a reason to wander down streets I had no reason to otherwise wander, and having a camera in hand forced my attention to all of the small details of my new city.
Sydney Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is one of my favourite events every year. A mecha of colour, fun and happy people makes it a playground for street photography.
I tend to hang around the side streets of the main parade and it's not rare for me to not see a single float. I do, however, get to see some of Sydney's finest having a ball.
There are some more photos from the 2017 Mardi Gras on my blog.
The land of the Long White Cloud is a very special place to us. Not only is a stunning country, in which the scenery somehow gets even better around every corner, but it is also the place where I proposed to Jill.
We drove around the South Island of New Zealand in September 2015, the first week in a van (sleeping in some beautiful locations, including the Fiordland National Park), and the second in a car (relishing in the luxury of real beds).
Mostly people I know, some I do not.
My wife, Jill, and I love travelling around Australia. So much so, we created a website dedicated to this passion - Let's Go Somewhere.
This is just a sample of some of my favourite photographs I have taken during our adventures. From Tasmania to Uluru and (almost) everywhere in between.