The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter


Bit late to this as I’ve been too busy to check my friends’ sites for a while but have just seen that Rob Gilhooly has put up some night images of the Tsunami zone on his site.

A very original ideas for a different take on the experience up there from a photographer who has spent a long time bringing back powerful images from the destruction. The raison d’être for this series is so simple though: he couldn’t sleep. Yet it was not an easy thing to go out in the dark and do this; I know exactly what he’s talking about when he describes the utter emptiness and scary silence of walking around in those ravaged places after the light had gone. I did it a couple of times and it was terrifying.

Way too many ghosts

The image above is of those near night images I took on the borders of the exclusion Zone in Minami Soma in Fukushima .

But have a look at Rob’s work it is beautiful and so so sad.

A couple of great night time images of Fukushima here by my friend Bruce Meyer Kenny too.




3 responses

  1. Rob

    Nice image, Damon. What are those pipes? Thanks for your comments as well. It’s comforting to know someone else shared those feelings.

    November 16, 2011 at 9:26 am

  2. Thanks Rob. It’s a ruined electric pylon, the pipes are actually (thankfully dead) wires from the pylon. Not quite as moving as your work (didn’t have tripod) but thanks for the compliment. Damon

    November 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  3. Great pics from you and Rob, very eerie feel to the images, lots of emotion.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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