A Darkroom in the Palm of Your Hand
The world of photography is filled with the vivid expressions of people and the worlds they inhabit; so real that they look like you can almost reach out and touch them. Enjoy this world on a magnificent scale by creating masterpieces just like photographers used to do through sophisticated darkroom and printing skills.
I caught this old fishing boat in Lei Yue Mun. The dynamic clouds that are so distinctively Southeast Asian and the old boat, with the modern buildings in the background, bring out the Hong Kong feeling in this shot. I used cross processing to give the colors that Hong Kong look.
After a squall, the weather suddenly improved and turned into a stunningly beautiful sunset. The GX7 gave superbly natural expression to this sunset.
Jumping onto a tram and looking outside, I saw this work crew repairing the tracks. I immediately switched to a telephoto lens and squeezed the shutter. The fast response of the GX7 made it possible to get these shots of the crew at work.
Hong Kong is filled with alleyways, and wandering through them is another one of Hong Kong's many pleasures. Using the tiltable view finder, I was able to easily take low-angle shots with powerful compositions.
Mongkok is where the action is for the young. I used the tiltable LCD monitor to take this high-angle shot. Combined with a slow shutter, it really brought out the street energy.
I got this shot of an owner of a Hong Kong herbal medicine shop and his cat. Silent mode let me shoot without startling them, giving me a natural setting.
Attended a study program in San Francisco, USA, centering on photography and video. After returning to Japan, he worked as an assistant to photographer Shinichi Hanawa, then launched his career as a photographer. He specializes in shooting town scenes and landscapes, mainly for magazines and advertisements. He has also recently begun lecturing and writing.