The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Posts tagged “photography

Old and New

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

Been incredibly busy the last week or so. Managed to grab a quick evening shot of Tokyo Skytree while out shooting on Monday.

I like this shot as it was taken from near Edogawa where there are many older, traditional houses and buildings which provide some nice foreground for this iconic, modern addition to the Tokyo skyline

Will be posting back soon.

More stock images of the Tokyo Skytree, and its construction, at my archive here.

Later

Damon


Busman’s Holiday

London bus in Piccadilly Circus

London bus in Piccadilly Circus

As all holidays and breaks tend to be for a photographer.

One month ago, exactly, took this shot in London. We were walking to Westminster from Bank,the sun was setting and it was hard to keep track of a wife, two sons and a niece in the crowds.
Am actually surprised this image came out so well as I think I barely broke my stride while taking it.

It is a classic shot of Piccadilly Circus however and though there is no journalistic story attached it is a nice travel shot of London and a good memory of a good day. I like Tokyo but there is something very special about the light and atmosphere in London on a summer evening. Wish I’d had more time to explore around with my camera. maybe next time.

The walking was hard for the little people in our group so we caught one of these iconic forms of transport for part of the journey and managed to bag some front seats on the top deck. A pretty perfect day to tell the truth.

Off out into the delights of Tokyo now.

Later

Damon


Back Storey

dc_adrian_storey_201104014731

As I am lucky enough to call him a friend, I know most of the back story outlined here in this piece about photographer and film-maker Adrian Storey, also known as Uchujin

But just in case the name is new to you have a read and check out some of his amazing work at the uchujin website .

later

Damon


Bang My Own Drum

Going to start on a bit of a marketing blitz to get some more photo work. Feel  like shooting some new stories that grab my attention more. Still like the older (literally in the case of Sugamo) stories in the usual places but feel like finding something new. I also want to make my photoshelter stock archive of Japanese images, and a few other places, work better for me better for me too by making it a bit more diverse. Though Japanese pop-stars, and CEOsFukushima nuclear contamination issues, Left wing protests, right-wingers at Yasukuni Shrine,  transvestites carrying a big pink penis and little plastic yellow ducks racing down a river in front of Mount Fuji does sound quite diverse as I write it.

Time to bang my own drum a bit.

Later

Damon


Over The Top (and under the waves and leaves)

Some of the creatures from the last few days.

Beautiful, dangerous and noisy.

And all just a little bit strange and ridiculous. Endlessly fascinated by the animals of this world.

Love a bit of wildlife photography too,  every now and then.

Later

Damon


The Sky-line