Strange New World

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, ISO400) It’s a strange new world. No I’m not talking C. I’m talking about a car that I saw on my last trip to Japan in February. Of course at that time I had no idea that this would...

Slow Train Coming

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (35mm, f/2.8, 1/3800 sec, ISO200) I just returned from Japan. My seventh trip. I still discover something new every time I go there. This time it was so cold that I bought a cheap down jacket and a hat at Uniqlo on the...

Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO250) On my first trip to Japan I flew to Osaka and the train station was the first place I went. Mainly because I assumed that there are many restaurants. I was right about the restaurants. There are plenty...

The Future of Photography

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO400) Photography always played an important part in my life. Just like music and HiFi. But both hobbies seem to be endangered today. What happened? About 12 years ago Apple introduced the iPhone. A mobile phone that looked radically different...

Fast Train

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO1000) Since I moved to the country side I don’t ride trains a lot anymore. Where I live you need a car to get around. There is one exception though. When I’m in Japan I always take the train....

No Place Like Home

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO2500) I travel a lot and that includes amazing places but “There is no place like home”. That’s especially true when it’s Christmas time. In the middle of December I was in Japan. There were Christmas trees and lights everywhere and...

Piss Alley

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO800) Most streets in the centre of Tokyo are well lit, modern and super clean. This one is not and I love it. Very close to the famous Shinjuku station (the busiest train station in the world) you can...

Yakitori Time

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO1250) In May I spent a week in Japan. Of course I ate only Sushi and Ramen but at the end of my trip I had to eat something else. Yakitori Time! Yakitori, the ultimate fast food. Japanese skewered...

Panoramic Japan

When I am out shooting I sometimes see in my mind's eye a panoramic crop when taking images in standard 3:2 format.  Panorama's are very striking and for me can add a dynamic element to landscapes and cityscapes. It is very easy to visualise a panoramic...