Photography

The Fukushima Exclusion Zone

The Fukushima Exclusion Zone

French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression travel to Fukushima's exclusion zone to document the lives of former residents who lived there before the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Ayesta and Bression ask residents to return to places from their daily lives before the disaster. The resulting photographs are both sad and powerful. We have seen many images of the damage, but adding former residents to the scenes somehow clarifies and compounds not only the physical devastation but the heavy emotional damage as well.

iPhone Pic of the Day

iPhone Pic of the Day

This is a shot I took with my iPhone 6s Plus at Kafuu Resort. The clouds blocked the sunset but it was still a cool scene.

iPhone Pic of the Day

iPhone Pic of the Day

Out driving on Ikei Island and drove by these two horses on a local farm. Shot this with my iPhone 6s Plus and processed the image in the Mextures app.

Photo of the Day - Friendly Faces

Japanese can be funny about having their photo taken. Oftentimes they object with a hand waving motion in front of their face, and yet other times they are very friendly and have no problem at all smiling for the camera. These girls were with a large group of young people in Naha celebrating Coming of Age Day this past January, and were happy to pose for me.

Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

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Photo of the Day - Father and Son

This is a shot I took of a father and son at Kouri Island beach preparing to try out kayaking. I shot this with my Fuji x100t.

Father and Son at Kouri Island Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100t, f/8.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom. 

Father and Son at Kouri Island Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100t, f/8.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom. 

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Photo of the Day - Okinawa Dance

Photo of the Day - Okinawa Dance

This is a shot I took a while back with my Fuji X-Pro1 and 56mm f/1.2 lens of a traditional Okinawan dancer performance. Shot at f/1.2 it shows the really nice bokeh the Fuji 56mm delivers. I love the Fuji colors too.

Bon Appétit Magazine Shoots March Issue with an iPhone.

Bon Appétit Magazine Shoots March Issue with an iPhone.

Smartphones have come a long way in the last couple years. They are increasingly more amazing at shooting our day-to-day for our social media feeds, but they are also being used more and more by professional photographers as another creative tool on their belts. Bon Appétit magazine recently challenged four photographers to shoot their March 2016 issue with only iPhones. Check out the link below to the story on Bon Appétit's official blog where they ask the photographers their thoughts.

Photo of the Day - Sunset in Chatan, Okinawa

Photo of the Day - Sunset in Chatan, Okinawa

Sunsets are one of those things you never tire of living here in Okinawa. This is a shot I took a while ago with my iPhone 6 Plus. Have a great day everyone.