Minoh Quasi National Park

There are many quirky English translations in Japan, and I think that 'Quasi National Parks' are one of them. I wonder if those park feel inadequate in any way!

Anyways, today for the second time in 10 days I went to Minoh. The first time I had gone specifically to shoot pictures, some of which I used for Kameraoke 7 (speaking of which, one of my pictures was used for the poster). Today, though was family time. But you know me, while some never leave home without their credit card, for me, it's a camera that's always with me. I took some family shots, and especially when my son was sleeping, I also took some landscape ones. Here are three I like quite a bit, including the last that was spotted by my wife: thank you Tomo-chan!


Black Swan Marlon

Last Thursday I continued my Black Swan series with Marlon Rivera, a fantastic fabric printer. I met him through friends, and we got closer when he printed t-shirts for the KFMH3's 18th anniversary: great quality and price!

The shoot went real well, as he's pretty laid back. Contrary as with my first two models, we talked quite a bit throughout the day. I haven't looked at all the pictures yet, but I remembered taking this one and it hasn't disappointed me on the computer screen. I don't know if it's going to make the cut, though, as I think I got many keepers on the road to his studio.



Kansai Scene is Out

If you're living in or passing through Kansai this month, grab a free copy of Kansai Scene magazine. In addition to the cover shot, I have two articles in it: one about the Osaka European Film Festival and one about the Sanjurokumine Mountain race. Don't miss it!