Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai

Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai

Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai

Finally finished a couple of big assignments for clients, this means I can get back to shooting the Karate Masters Portrait Project. Yesterday James and I were invited to the dojo of Keishun Kakinohana in Okinawa City.

Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai

Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai

Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai

Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai

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Time for Tea

Kokin-Denju-no-Ma teahouse, Suizenji Jojuen Park, Kumamoto City

Kokin-Denju-no-Ma teahouse, Suizenji Jojuen Park, Kumamoto City

Busy at the moment whizzing around Okinawa and Kyushu for a client. A brief moment of relaxation and a cup of tea (green not my usual P.G. Tips) at the beautiful Suizenji Gardens in Kumamoto City.

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Whale Watching in Okinawa – Silkroad Magazine

Dragonair's Silkroad Magazine March 2015

Dragonair’s Silkroad Magazine March 2015

In March, during the annual migration of humpbacks past Okinawa, I had an article in Dragonair’s Silkroad magazine on whale watching. Only some of the photos are mine as I didn’t have any great whale breaching images for the client, but text and some pics will do this time. The new home / office ¬†looks out from Motobu towards Sesoko Island so hopefully next March I’ll be able to do some whale watching from the garden.

Dragonair's Silkroad Magazine March 2015

Dragonair’s Silkroad Magazine March 2015

Dragonair's Silkroad Magazine March 2015

Dragonair’s Silkroad Magazine March 2015

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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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