Photo: JUN Super Lemon RII R33 GT-R

29th January 2015

For ‘Throwback Thursday’, I thought I’d upload one of my favourite machines from my time at J-Tuner. This photo was taken at the cover shoot for the March 2006 issue. I didn’t do the shoot (that was the work of Craig Pusey) and I hadn’t really played with cameras much at this point, so was pretty pleased with this shot. The 2.7-litre R33 was running 500bhp and was about to be…

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Photo: Itasha in Akihabara

24th December 2014

This pair of Itasha cars pulled up at the lights as I walked home from shopping in Akihabara. Both the Toyota Celica T230 and the Nissan Silvia S15 were adored with images of Hanayo Koizumi, a character from Love Live! School Idol Project – a manga/anime based on an Idol band inspired by Akihabara’s own AKB48.  

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Photo: Hozomon Gate, Senso-ji, Asakusa

18th December 2014

Once you have battled your way to the end of Nakamise-dori, you will pass through Hozomon Gate, the Treasure-House Gate; this marks the inner sanctuary of Senso-ji and this photo was taken looking at the north face with Nakamise-dori in the background. As with most of my photos, it probably could have been improved with an ND filter and tripod – but this is vacation, not a profession. Handheld and set at f/22…

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Photo: Inaricho Station

15th December 2014

Inaricho was our local station when we stayed near the more popular destination of Ueno. Inaricho is famous as a Funeral Shrine town – so who wouldn’t like to stay there? OK, maybe being known as a Funeral Shrine town isn’t something that will pull in the tourists from abroad; but it is a great location for staying in Tokyo (especially on a budget). Inaricho Station is located on the…

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Photo: Honda NSX at Daikoku Futo

1st November 2014

This awesome Honda NSX was shot on my first trip to Japan back in 2006. I met up with Dino (from a time before he worked on Speedhunters) and a few other Skyline owners and cruised down to Daikoku (Daikoku Futo Parking Area) between Tokyo and Yokohama. Without a tripod or any kind of camera skill, I took a photo of this lonely looking NA1 NSX. It was parked at…

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Hyper Japan 2014, Earl’s Court

25th July 2014

Thanks to Inside Japan Tours, we won some VIP tickets to the Hyper Japan show at Earl’s Court in London. It’s a great show if you’re a fan of all things Japan or if you are planning to visit Japan… and when you’ve decided that visiting Japan is the only thing that will make you happy, speak to Inside Japan Tours to get the most out of your visit. This…

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Photo: AE86 at Akina

3rd June 2014

If you’ve read my About page, you’ll know all how this image came into existence. There’s nothing more Initial D than the sign of an AE86 leaving the parking area to attack the corners of Mt. Akina (or Haruna if you live in the real world)… if only I had gotten him to deliver the ring too.  

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Photo: Sakurajima, Kagoshima

26th May 2014

It looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings, a smoking Mount Doom with the Eye of Sauron looking on; obviously this isn’t LOTR or indeed some CGI image of Middle Earth. There’s no Photoshop or fancy exposure techniques involved here – the hardest part of taking this photo was getting my ass out of bed at 04:30 to see the sunrise. I’m sure many people could do a…

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