Cliff notes from Shakotan Peninsula, Hokkaido // 積丹半島, 北海道

Hokkaido is an island that continually surprises me with its bountiful nature and rustic beauty. While my visit to the Shakotan Peninsula was brief compared to other parts on Hokkaido, its dramatic coastline left a deep impression on me.

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Girl in Red

I was in Tokyo for only four days after 12 days touring around Hokkaido with my family in 2012. It was in August. Summer in Tokyo is generally hot and humid. When we were there, it felt like the heat was sapping the energy out of us. How refreshing it was every time we passed…

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Seeing the World in Monochrome

I spent the weekend going through the photos that I took in Singapore last October. Inspired by my monochrome interpretation of a barbecue, I decided to render more images using an Agfa APX 25 film simulation. I usually take photos using a digital camera (Fuji x100) in raw mode and process the images in colour. I…

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BBQ + Daido Moriyama

While sipping some Valpolicella, I was going to review the recent photos taken in Venice. Instead, I was browsing photos of a mid-day barbecue taken in Singapore last October. My Valpolicella-fueled brain decided to use an Agfa APX 25 film simulation, with some inspiration from Daido Moriyama. Here are the results: Aperol Spritz Milk please for the…

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Abandoned in Charleroi

During a conversation with a group of journalists from the UK: Journalist 1: How do you find Brussels? Me: It’s a small city (blah blah blah)… It’s very convenient to visit and explore other cities from Brussels. Journalist 2: Where have you been in Belgium? Me: I’ve not been to most of the country yet. I really…

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