Archive for October, 2011

FROM ABOVE featured on the John Batchelor Show, WABC Radio

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

My interview with talk show host John Batchelor was broadcast on WABC Radio this weekend. It was the first US interview about FROM ABOVE, my book featuring portraits and testimonials of atomic bomb survivors and firebombing survivors from Dresden and Tokyo.

The interview can now be heard on the web at this link:

The book can be purchased in the US, Japan and Europe from this links:

There will only be one edition of the book printed and we hope to have all copies sold by the end of the year.

Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivor Mrs. Kaz Sueishi

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

..October 2010.. ..New York..

Atomic bomb survivor, Mrs. Kaz Sueishi speaking about her experience in Hiroshima to a student at Columbia University.

Mrs. Sueishi was born in the US during 1927. Her family returned to Hiroshima early in her life. She was 18 years old when the atomic bomb was detonated. Mrs Sueishi, a US citizen, returned to the US in the 1950’s where she has worked vigorously to promote peace education and raise public awareness on nuclear disarmament.


Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Hibakusha Mrs. Setsuko Thurlow speak about Fukushima

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

..October 2011.. ..New York..

Atomic bomb survivor Mrs. Setsuko Thurlow speaking about the tragedy in Fukushima, Japan and the future of nuclear energy.

Mrs. Thurlow survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing when she was 13 years old. She moved to Canada later in life and became a prominent voice to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear weapons.


Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

First Mansion

Monday, October 24th, 2011

From Above

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011


Thursday, October 20th, 2011

From Above photography exhibition at the Kyoto Peace Museum

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

..October 2011.. ..Kyoto..

The most recent portraits of atomic bomb survivors from the on-going FROM ABOVE series exhibited at the Kyoto Peace Museum in Kyoto, Japan.

The book, FROM ABOVE, is still available. This is where you can purchase the book or please contact me through e-mail.




The Woman Sitting in Front of the White House

Friday, October 14th, 2011


..March 2008 The Woman outside the White House..

When I was attending university I used to photograph a woman who sat in front of the White House protesting the use of nuclear weapons. The last time I saw her was 11 years ago, 1997. She has been holding a 24 hour a day vigil on the street since 1980. Only leaving briefly to go to the bathroom, sleeping on 2 blankets, and a pillow on top of a large wooden mattress, no matter the elements.

I’ve seen her sitting in snow up to her waist and sweating in the oppressive August humidity. She out lasted 4 Presidents who slept about 100 yards away in the Lincoln Bedroom inside a mansion called the White House.

I’ve been carrying a business card she handed me the first time I met her. It was shoved into the corner of my camera bag for 11 years. I wonder if she’s still sits there? I can’t imagine being as devoted to give up my entire life for a cause. 1980 was 28 years ago. She has been sitting out there 3/4 of my life. In that time I’ve seen the birth of my sister, experienced my parents divorce, graduated from college, started my career, traveled around the world twice, and seen the birth of my niece.


I haven’t been to Washington, DC in many years. I wonder if she is still sitting in front of the White House? I wonder if she’s still alive? I thought about her while I was photographing Hibakusha in Nagasaki last fall. When I was sitting in my hotel room one block away from the epi-center, I thought of my friendship with her from 1995-1998. Is she still sitting out there?