Neil Hartmann X North Face photo tee

Very proud to present my photo T-shirt that is now on sale at North Face Japan stores nation wide!  This is only the second photo T I have ever had so I am very happy to see this being produced.  I had a photo T produced with the Blueblood brand a few years ago, now The North Face has chosen a few images to use on these two T-shirts.  These are all winter images that I shot in Hokkaido and Tateyama.  The Black and white mountain shot is from Tateyama.  This photo is a favorite with the North Face Japan staff, and they used the same image for a store display in Sapporo and Kyoto.  The second T-shirt with the four images of snow were all shot in Hokkaido.  If there is a North Face store in your neighborhood please stop by and check the shirts out!  Thanks!

The phrase that appears below the photo is a copy that I came up with for a TNF advertisement that appeared in a magazine last year here in Japan.  It was a photo of a guy climbing some crazy rock wall and it said “Trip of a Lifetime.”  The ad was well received so I guess that they decided to stick with the same phrase for the T-shirts.



Have been super busy the last week, trying to move my office back into my loft space at my house.  It has been a nightmare trying to get everything back in the house.  No real time to write or blog until it is all over.

The Cherry blossoms are all finished here in Hokkaido now.  I shot these pictures about a week ago.

Yatai is built

Yesterday Mino Yuusuke came over to the house and helped me build a “Yatai”.  We are going to use this mobile stand to sell drinks and snacks in front of On Cafe and possibly at some other locations around the village.  As usual we just winged it with our carpentry, but things turned out great!  I am sure we will me making improvments as we test it out, but for now it looks like a pretty good start.

I got the cart base given to me by a neighbor!

The wood from B.C. Map store, used to be the mini ramp they had there.

Mino burning the wood with a hand torch

looking good!

Look for the On Cafe Yatai debuting next weekend in Jozankei!

TNF web site update

The North Face web site has been updated with more photos from the new Store Standard. Have posted about this a few times, but what the heck why not one more time. If you have not checked out my photos of the new store please take a look at the slideshow they have set up there.