Mother’s Day Bazaar April 25th Kadena USO

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On Saturday April 25th (not Sunday 26th), I will be selling prints and chatting to people about photography workshops at the Mother’s Day Bazaar inside the Kadena USO.

Kadena USO Bazaar

Kadena USO Bazaar

I’ll have a range of photographs for sale including framed gallery prints that have not been available to purchase previously.

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

I’ll also be answering your photography questions, and introducing the upcoming photography workshops.

Stop by the Kadena USO on Saturday and say hello! You never know, you might even find something beautiful for your walls.

Michelle with prints for her home in Iwakuni.

Michelle with prints for her home in Iwakuni.

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Horizon Magazine – Okinawan Shisa

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 1

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 1

A recent feature on Okinawan shisa in Horizon magazine. If you’re relaxing on the ocean with Star Cruises check it out!

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 2

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 2

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 3

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 3

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 4

Horizon 2015 Q2 Shisa 4

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100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

Another great karate event organized by James of the Dojo Bar in Naha, Okinawa. Participants performed 100 kobudo (karate with weapons) kata (set forms) starting just after dawn at Kira Kira beach in Nishihara, Okinawa.

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

Simultaneously at dojos around the world other karateka were taking part in the event.

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

A great morning at the beach, well worth the early start :)

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

100 Kobudo Kata Event, Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa

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Lotus Eclat

Lotus Eclat British sports car Rudding Park Hotel

Lotus Eclat British sports car Rudding Park Hotel

Lotus, an iconic British motoring brand. Makers of lightweight sports cars including classics such as the Esprit and Elise. The most famous Lotus was the white submersible driven by Bond several decades ago, but they are still building amazing vehicles and competing in F1.

Rudding Park Hotel was a great backdrop to take a picture of the car before we headed out into the Yorkshire Dales.

Lotus Eclat  in North Yorkshire, England.

Lotus Eclat in North Yorkshire, England.

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Sugarcane Season

Sugarcane Worker

Sugarcane Worker

It’s sugarcane harvesting season in Okinawa. It’s a tough job working in the fields cutting down the stems, loading onto giant trucks, and taking them to the crushers (juice extractors).

Sugarcane Worker

Sugarcane Worker

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Ryukyu Weave

50 Shades of Blue

50 Shades of Blue

Learning about the different types of Ryukyu textiles, dyeing techniques, and clothing design is another project I shall begin in the near future.

Many changes happening in 2015, which means that blog is going to be a little sporadic for the first few months of the year. Stay tuned :)

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Kelvin Mesmin Model Portfolio Shoot

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Male model Kelvin Mesmin wanted to update the images in his portfolio. Agents like to have a selection of recent images to show clients. We spent the day shooting and got a great set of pics.

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

I shot with the Pentax 645Z, so I can give the client the highest resolution files. I used generator powered (Profoto 7a) lighting in the studio, and then the Profoto B1 to add some magical light on location.

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

Model Kelvin Mesmin

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