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100 strangers

newly weds  

newly weds 

Finally! Waited an eternity for film to arrive from Japan after being delayed by the earthquake. I hope the wait was worth it!

I met this picture perfect Japanese couple while walking with my son in Ohouri Kouen, Fukuoka, Japan. They were having their photos taken by a photographer and even though I felt bad for getting in his way, I couldn't go past without asking if I could take a photo. It's been a long time since taking it but I hope they check it out!

Day 210

Not many photographers these days know the joy of waiting over 3 weeks for negatives to be developed only then to realise it will take another 3 weeks to actually see what the pictures look like (I would love to print them properly but will wait until I get home to scan them first). Whatever comes out, Mamiya 67 negatives are beautiful! (I flipped this image in my tablet to see how it might come out)

Not many photographers these days know the joy of waiting over 3 weeks for negatives to be developed only then to realise it will take another 3 weeks to actually see what the pictures look like (I would love to print them properly but will wait until I get home to scan them first). Whatever comes out, Mamiya 67 negatives are beautiful! (I flipped this image in my tablet to see how it might come out)

Day 176

Looking forward to a new start!

Looking forward to a new start!

Still off work but hoping for the best next week. And hoping for the best for my Mamiya 645 gear, which after much deliberation, I have decided to sell on eBay. I'm still keeping my lenses for now and my RZ67 for special occasions.

Day 124

tools of the trade/daily survival

tools of the trade/daily survival

For the past few months this has been a regular sight for me. Camera for most eventualities, coffee and cake to keep me awake mid afternoon and something to keep my son Josh amused/fed/thirst quenched. I will be going back to regular work from Monday and will miss having so much freedom and fun with my son. I won't miss the 15+kg of baby and equipment that I carried around on my front and back, but will miss everything else. I will try my best to keep a camera handy wherever I am in future too and even if I can't manage daily posts, I hope to make a couple every week. This week was a bit erratic and I wanted to try film again after such a long stint of digital. Hope the negatives don't take too long to develop...

Day 80

Biggest rake ever! (Mamiya 645, Provia 100)

Biggest rake ever! (Mamiya 645, Provia 100)

Hard work 

Hard work 

Done for the day

Done for the day

I met this temple gardener and couldn't believe how hard he worked to make the temple look nice every day. The way into the temple must be 100 metres of gravel which he sweeps several times a day to make sure it looks clean and tidy. He was a friendly guy, enjoyed his job and meeting people from all countries and religions. I don't know how he managed to keep calm after seeing people walking on his freshly raked gravel every day; must be something about Buddhist philosophy. I tried my best to walk on the edge and not leave too much of a mess anyway!