The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Rushing around

Rushing around between day jobs yesterday and the Theater N cinema in Shibuya on the off chance that Ric O’Barry from The Cove movie (who arrived in Japan yesterday) might make an appearance there to protest the troubling cancellation of the opening of the film due to pressure from rightwing nutjobs.

Oh the life of an iphone disenfranchised (little expensive at the moment) freelancer. I need me mobile internet to keep a track of what is going on!!!

But that is not the way as this Italian street artist knows, his rush is all an act and a good one at that. Time to take it easy I think but then again when you watch a clip of the movie here you want to do something. To find out what that can be go to Take Part.

Damon

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4 responses

  1. LOL…
    I saw that guy too….won’t be publishing the pics I took now you beat me too it tho!

    The whole Cove debacle is very troubling, so much for free speech.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:36 am

  2. Hiya mate! yes he’s a great guy, Italian but lives in Spain and has a German name. We talked after some photos and he bought me a coffee! he takes pictures to so may even come along some friday night. Damon

    June 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

  3. Looks like an interesting guy, how did his act go down with the locals?

    Yeah, troubling about all things related to the cove or anti-whaling, did you notice that the NZ game wasn’t shown the other night?

    Take it easy.

    Will

    June 17, 2010 at 8:40 am

  4. Hiya Will he seemed popular, he has his routine and it is a hard one to, he’s strong to hold such an extreme pose for so long. What i loved was sitting in a cafe with him with his tie still pointing backwards and his jacket sides akimbo and him very relaxed. A can’t remember where I read it but one photographer here in Tokyo said he saw an old man go through a warm up routine before doing some activity and not feeling self conscious about it made him generally more relaxed, take the action he was doing more seriously and allowed him to do that action better. The photographer realized that was a good idea for photographers too who need perhaps to announce their intent more, do their routine as such and thus get on with the job of shooting and being who they are more seriously and less self consciously. After all we have a camera and are judged to be a photographer, yet many of us (me) seem to pretend to not be photographers when we shoot, indeed try to act as if that lump of plastic and glass wasn’t in our hands and be invisible.
    The whaling thing is getting out of hand, I don’t know why the Japanese media would punish NZ, the NZ government has not supported Peter Bethune at all. Australia is taking the lead, threatening the Japanese with the International court and really putting its money where its mouth is regarding its dislike of the practice. Good luck to them i say.
    Talk soon
    Damon

    June 17, 2010 at 9:45 am

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