This is some recent colour work taken in Tokyo and Saitama. The second, third and forth images are printed from cross-processed Fuji Velvia 100. Velvia gives a strong red cast. It’s a bit strong for my taste really but it works well if you have a simple image. The rest of the images were printed from Fuji Natura 1600.
Both the negatives and the prints were developed with the Naniwa color kits. The paper used was Kodak Endura. All the images you can see are scans of the prints.
Here are a few photos which are outtakes from an old series. All of them were taken with a digital SLR. I feel that digital has it’s place, but I am very bias towards film as I think it is more romantic and fulfilling in some way.
Again the photos are a typical view from western eyes. I think when people think of Tokyo they expect to see these kinds of images. It is for this reason that they may seem a little mediocre but maybe you can still enjoy them.
‘Tokyo’ is series I made from my first visit to Japan. Mainly shot around the busiest districts of Tokyo, the series could be interpreted as a typical view of Tokyo from western eyes. The reality is that the ‘real’ Tokyo is a lot different, and the only way to understand it, is to visit it.
‘English Moments’ is my interpretation of the streets of Manchester, England. I have lived in the north west of Manchester for most of my life, and although some of the images are somewhat negative, they are what ‘home’ means to me.