Rice Field Sunrise

Photo showing dew drops and a spider web illuminated by early morning sunlight. © 2012 jason. All rights reserved.

Around 2:30am a few days ago I somehow managed to knock my iPhone off the bed stand and onto the hard wood floor. The noise woke me up, and I never could get back to sleep. I lay in bed … Continue reading

My Favorite Photo

art nude photo in black and white © 2011 jason. All rights reserved.

If I had to pick one image from the almost 100,000 photos in my archives and call it my favorite, this would be the one.

This image has become a symbolic anchor for me. A “back to basics” reminder for those times when I’m overcome with lens envy, or become seduced by megapixels and new tech. Continue reading

Japanese Rice Paddy

Dew drops on rice plants in early morning © 2011 jason. All rights reserved.

My morning run route takes me through some rice fields near our house. Yesterday, just after sunrise, I noticed some delicate dew drops on the rice plants catching the morning sun. It was beautiful. So this morning I went back … Continue reading

Kyoto! (again)

1000 Torii Gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine © 2011 jason. All rights reserved.

One of the things I really appreciate about life in Japan is the railway system, in particular, the bullet trains or shinkansen (新幹線). It’s great to be able to jump on a shinkansen in Tokyo and be in Kyoto just … Continue reading

Beauty Lighting

Studio portrait on white background © 2011 jason. All rights reserved.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of working with Lucy on some beauty shots. She did a great job and her experience was valuable in helping take the images from idea to reality. Lighting Setup I wanted a clean, bright … Continue reading

Engagement Photos – Kyoto

Senbon Torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine © 2010 jason. All rights reserved.

A couple days later I took a 6am bullet train out of Tokyo to meet Jason and May in Kyoto. We spent the day touring several historical locations in the city. First we visited Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) to see … Continue reading

Engagement Photos – Disneyland

Evening at Tokyo DIsneyland © 2010 jason. All rights reserved.

I recently had the pleasure of shooting engagement photos for Jason and May, a wonderful couple who visited Japan from Singapore. We spent one day in Tokyo Disneyland, and one day in Kyoto. In Disneyland my job was mainly to … Continue reading