Archive for August, 2010

One Legged Torii Gate at Sanno Shinto Shrine

Friday, August 27th, 2010

..July 2010 One legged torii gate at the Sanno Shinto Shrine in Nagasaki..

Hidden under the camphor trees on top of the hill. A piece of the world that survived the unthinkable.

I stumbled upon this interesting multimedia project by Isai Hashimoto. It shows the location of the 2,053 nuclear explosions that have occurred around the world from 1945-1998.

Alexanderplatz Broadcast Tower and a Red Light…..

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Sonic Youth

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

..February 2007 New York..

Been a while since I shot bands. One of the first assignments for Rock Sound (UK). Sonic Youth playing at Webster Hall in New York.


Heavy Thinking….

Friday, August 20th, 2010

..March 2006 Kamchatka Highway, Siberia..


Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

..January 2010..Frigid in The Hurtgen Forest..

Mr. Senji Yamaguchi

Monday, August 16th, 2010

..August 2010                              Nagasaki..

Copy of an article written by Tetsu Morii in Nishi Nippon newspaper appearing August 3rd, 2010.  The article covers a photo session I did with Nagasaki Hibakusha Mr. Senji Yamaguchi.

Throughout his life Mr. Yamaguchi has been a dedicated Hibakusha activist.  He is know by many from a photograph taken of his upper body showing keloid scars.

In 1982, he addressed a UN Special Session on Disarmament.  Mr. Yamaguchi tirelessly traveled the world speaking to anyone who wanted to hear about the horrors of  nuclear weapons.

I photographed Mr. Yamaguchi while in Nagasaki for the From Above photo exhibition.  It was an unexpected opportunity.  One of those great surprises.

He is in very fragile condition.  But still has a sharp mind and understanding of current events.  He hasn’t left his home much in 7 years.  I greatly appreciate the invitation from his wife, Sachiko, to meet Mr. Yamaguchi. 

I enjoyed the 40 minutes photographing and speaking with him.   I will never forget.  He is probably the most impressive person I’ve ever photographed.

Berlin Wall

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

..August 2010..     ..Along the Spree River…

At the East Side Gallery along the Spree River.

Berlin Wall

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

..August 2010..                         ..New York to Berlin..

On August 13th, 1961 Berliners returning home from a summer’s weekend found their city and lives cut in 2.

Berlin Wall

Friday, August 13th, 2010

..May 2010 Along the Spree River, Berlin..

Staring at the East side of the Berlin Wall with Western eyes.

East Side Gallery, Berlin. Murals are now painted on the East side of the Berlin Wall, where not long ago you couldn’t even get close enough to touch the wall without fatal consequences. This part of the wall is along the banks of the Spree.


Thursday, August 12th, 2010