Posts Tagged ‘Film’

Around the Neighborhood

Around the Neighborhood

I’m spending a lot of time at and near home these days. Rather than exploring the places I’ve yet to visit, I’m a bit more keen on soaking up as much as I can before I leave of the normal everyday that has been my life here in Seoul. Running along the river, coffee from […]


When Ferry Came to Town

When Ferry Came to Town

I returned to Seoul two weeks ago, but my mind is still planted firmly in Massachusetts. That’s why it was a little bit like Christmas morning to pick up my latest batch of film from the lab, which included these photos from the day Mr. Ferry came to Rockport. We did not eat ice cream, […]


New York, Part 2

New York, Part 2

On my second day in New York, after an early morning walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with my dad (something he’d never done despite growing up in and around New York), I met my friend Corey in Chinatown for an afternoon of cameras and pavement pounding and catching up.


New York, Part 1

New York, Part 1

New York, bestill my road-weary heart. Each time I’m in New York, my stay is punctuated with a loud, exclamatory Yes!


Forcing Blossoms

Forcing Blossoms

Since Seoul has refused to cooperate this year, and winter has refused to release its icy deathgrip, I’m going to take a lesson from my mother and do some forcing. Every year around this time,


Fin

Fin

The last of the black and whites. From Zats Burger Cafe, Tokyo. I had avocado on my burger. We had beers. This was such a lovely day.


Tucked Away in Corners

Tucked Away in Corners

For me, one of the most intoxicating and mysterious parts of Japan is the way that everything is not out on display, overt and declarative, but is instead hidden behind curtains and rice-papered windows, discovered through half-open doorways and narrow passageways. To a hungry person or a nosy curious person, this is at times frustrating, […]


Chuo

Chuo

Along the Chuo line Tokyo :: Japan


Tokyo Subway

Tokyo Subway

On a Tuesday during the late September public holidays, I met some fellow film photographers for a meandering walk through the neighborhoods along the Chuo railway line in Tokyo. This outing gave me the opportunity to finally break out the Polaroid, and also to break in a brand new pair of Vans. One of these […]


Staycation

Staycation

Maybe it was the weather. The threat of a typhoon that, until late Friday afternoon, was threatening to ruin any chance at a successful beach holiday; the clouds that have persisted since. Perhaps it was the crowds. The masses of people, all using the 5-day holiday weekend to fill every train, plane, bus, hostel, pension, […]


Shibuya

Shibuya

The famous, crazy street crossing at Hachiko Plaza in Shibuya, through the JR Station window. Agfa Vista 400


Rain on Saturday

Rain on Saturday

A little taste of autumn blew through Tokyo on Saturday. A little rain, a book, some movies, a long run around the palace. I was only missing a fireplace and some socks. Another Bicycle on Film, Agfa Vista 400


Jolly

Jolly

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Hiki for an afternoon of wandering and eating and snapping cameras. Not only is her Australian accent adorable, but she knows all the best secret hiding places to take a new Tokyo resident. We wandered from one of my favorite neighborhoods, Daikanyama, to another favorite […]


Weekend

Weekend

It’s the weekend! Omote-sando :: on Film


Izakaya

Izakaya

Izakaya are traditional Japanese pubs, often small and intimate, cozy and comfortable. Drinks are served with small dishes that are shared with your table. My first authentic izakaya experience in Tokyo was with two Frenchmen at a spectacular and sophisticated hole in the wall in Ebisu. Literally. We walked up to a wall, they pushed […]


Bestill my heart

Bestill my heart

Tokyo, you are pretty dreamy. I love you any time of day, but you are especially magical at night. Omote-sando on Film


Nakameguro

Nakameguro

Last weekend I discovered a little slice of heaven in Tokyo: Nakameguro. A quiet, treelined canal dotted with shops and boutiques, cafés and bistros. We found a cafe along the canal, where we dined on potato wedges and cold beers as the sun dipped behind the rooftops and the crickets begged the evening on. Not […]


Quiet and yet so bright

Quiet and yet so bright

Sunday Night on Film :: Daikanyama, Tokyo


Matsuri

Matsuri

Matsuri ::  Ebisu, Tokyo


Omamori

Omamori

Omamori Cafe :: Harajuku, Jingumae, Tokyo


Filums, je pense que oui

Filums, je pense que oui

Two Saturdays ago, I spent a perfectly wonderful day with my friend Philippe, a Parisian I met during my first year in Seoul who has been living in Tokyo for the last two years. It was, sadly, his last day in Tokyo, as news of my arrival prompted him to move to Shanghai. Not really. […]


Sunday in Samcheongdong

Sunday in Samcheongdong

Given the Very Long List of Things I Have To Do Before July 19th, I should probably not be prancing about in Samcheong on a Sunday afternoon, lollygagging in cafes, drinking Mango smoothies, buying necklaces, shooting Agfa, poking heads in shops, eating woodfired pizza and having a rather perfect summer afternoon with a Finn and […]


A new way of seeing things

A new way of seeing things

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”  – Henry Miller When I was 23, I was in love with a young man who was in love with the open road. When I looked at him, I fell under the intoxicating spell of his wide grin and the wonder in […]


One morning, last November…

One morning, last November…

One Saturday morning last November, after inadvertently closing down Baby Guinness the night before, Youngdoo and I slept late and then meandered our way down Namsan Mountain, through the winding streets of Haebangchon, in search of hamburgers. Along the way we stumbled on a tiny little shop with ddeokbokki steaming in the window. For $1, […]