I always admired infrared photography for its unusual, dream-like feeling. Infrared filters and sensors turn skies black and greenery white resulting in an eerie atmosphere and alien landscapes. But they also add a lot of drama, especially when the skies are full of clouds. A couple of years ago I got an infrared digital camera. […]
Leadfield is one of the most short-lived towns in the history of the American mining booms. It briefly flourished in 1926-27. Its main legacy is Titus Canyon Road, an automobile road connecting it to Beatty, Nevada. The town never had a chance to grow really big, but it had a post office and its own newspaper. […]
Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, Nevada. It is located in the Bullfrog Hills, near the eastern edge of Death Valley. Founded in 1904 as a miner camp, the town boasted a population between 3500 and 5000 in 1907-08. Rapid growth and generous investments in infrastructure brought electricity, piped water, telephones, newspapers, banks, […]
Some time ago I went to Mexico. It was one of those cheap all-inclusive vacations that I enjoy so much. Mediocre hotel, non-swimmable ocean, a tiny pool with a bar full of hangover-inducing drinks, plentiful but not-so-exciting meals, drunk guys and gals in the evening, and painfully cheerful seniors in the morning and early afternoon… […]
Lately, I’ve been experiencing difficulty focusing my eyes. My world is starting to look more and more like this… On the bright side, it is so much easier to be a perfectionist when you cannot see tiny little details. Not to mention, people around me suddenly became much more likeable and attractive.
Two weeks from now, I will be displaying 15 photographs from my ongoing project Photographing Masculinities in a solo exhibition. It is an exciting event for me because it is a unique opportunity to see the reactions of my models to their photographs printed, framed, and hung in a gallery. This will be a true test […]
Lately, working with photos on my laptop became nearly impossible. I use Lightroom (LR) for both cataloguing and editing. And I really like it. However, nowadays it is so slow: Opening my catalogue takes about a minute, previews load for an additional couple of minutes, and any adjustments are seen only 10-20s after I made them. To […]
I was keeping quiet for the last several weeks since I was busy working on my projects. The preparations for “Tokyo Men: More Than Salarymen” exhibition also took some time. The exhibition launched on Saturday and finished today, Sunday. It is just two days. But I was still very happy. It feels great to show […]
There is no single way to be a man. Different cultures, different times, different people define manhood in different terms. The ideals can be somewhat similar, but every man creates his own unique masculinity. I want to capture these masculinities with a camera. And you can help me. It is simple: You identify as male […]
The other day Daisuke showed me a wonderful rooftop near Tamachi station… Tokyo Tower looks great from there! It is also a nice place to hang out with friends. It has nice benches and beautiful views of the city. I will be back for more photographs of the Tokyo’s symbol.