Interview for Toy Tokyo

Interview for Toy Tokyo

"Sometimes my friends tell me stories of things that I know never happened – but how can you prove whose memory is correct? Photographs don’t prove anything because they’re not facts, they’re narratives."
—Katherine Oktober Matthews (Toy Tokyo, 2014)
Alain de Botton: Art as Therapy

Alain de Botton: Art as Therapy

“Why should art always be so silent, always be so meek in its desire to change the world…? I think it’s a disaster to leave it so that the only people trying to change existence are large corporations and bigoted polemical groups."
—Alain de Botton (TEDxAmsterdam)
Interview with Alain de Botton

Interview with Alain de Botton

“The museum is clearly not a perfect environment to enjoy the deeper meanings of the art it collects. It is like a filing cabinet which holds love letters. We are grateful to the cabinet, but we know the love letters were not made to be read or held in such circumstances.”
—Alain de Botton (TEDxAmsterdam)
Iconic Cult Photographer

Iconic Cult Photographer

Some of my work with the Harinezumi camera as well as an interview with me will be featured in the book Toy Tokyo, a study of toy camera photography based in Tokyo. “Included in the book is work by some of the most iconic ‘toy camera’/ cult photographers such as: Frederic LeBain, Takeshi Suga, Taiju Fubuki, Yusuke Abico, Genqui Numata,…

Portfolio Review at Arles

I’ll be among the expert reviewers at the fantastic photo festival Les Rencontres d’Arles, on behalf of GUP Magazine. If you’re interested in having your work reviewed, sign up now! (Or, if you’re also attending, let me know!)

I Live in the Twenty-first Century (after Richard Brautigan)

I live in the Twenty-first Century and you lie awake beside me. You watched your phone unhappily in the dark waiting for love in buzzing doses. There was nothing I could do about it. I felt hollow. Your face is so illuminated in torment that I cannot stop photographing it, and there’s nothing I can do to make you happy…