Archive for January, 2019

Reiko Yamada

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Robert Smith, The Cure gallery print available

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

There are a couple of prints available from last year’s exhibition. All are custom B/W photography prints made on tradition B/W paper in the darkroom.

The limited edition prints are an edition of 10 signed, unless noted. Signed and numbered. All prints come with artist certificate.

Please contact me at if you’re interested.

16×20 Limited edition $400. 1 available
20×24 Limited Edition $475. 1 available
30×40 Limited Edition (5) $750. 2 available


Saturday, January 19th, 2019

The Truth

Friday, January 11th, 2019


Monday, January 7th, 2019

Michiko Kiyooka

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

..January 2019.. ..Tokyo..

I received the sad news that Michiko Kiyooka passed away sometime during 2018. Mrs. Kiyooka was a Tokyo fire bombing survivor that I photographed in 2008. Her portrait and testimony is one of the first to be featured in the From Above project.

She was 21 years old when Tokyo was firebombed on March 10th, 1945. She jumped into the freezing Sumida River to escape the furious firestorm consuming everything it’s path. Hours after she managed to pull herself to an area along the banks that was safe. She headed towards a contained fire underneath a bridge to get some warmth but had no idea the fire was a pile of corpses. She lost her father and sister when they froze to death and drown in the Sumida. Their bodies were taken out 3 days later.

Each time I stare at the murky waters of the Sumida I can’t imagine the sorrow Mrs. Kiyooka carried all of her life.