#7daysinalaska video release

Here it is folks! My short film from last months trip to Alaska with HUGE magazine. A little preview of the upcoming art installation that will show at three of THE NORTH FACE Japans stores starting from December. Photography by Mizutani
Taro
, Styling by Ryoji Homma and video by yours truly. Music for this flick was recorded live at Gus Engle’s house in Anchorage! Thanks Gus for the acoustic version of “Kids on the Run” Check it out and give it a share if you like.

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Yamada Hiroyuki book and gallery

Long time friend and photographer Yamada Hiroyuki is releasing a book and gallery showing at Bueno Books in Tokyo. He takes fantastic photos and is one of my favorite Japanese photographers, check it out if you are near by while the gallery is on display.

For more info click here to go to the Bueno Books site.

これまで雪山のエクストリームで作品を知られることも多かった山田ですが、
本作では山田が最も魅了されたというアラスカン・バックウッズの暮らしを写した作品集となっています。
これまでに20回以上アラスカの地を訪れている山田だからこそ撮ることができる、
人々の穏やかな日常や四季を通じた色とりどりな美しい世界が収められています。
見ていてとても優しい気持ちにさせてくれる一冊です。

Tuesday / Hiroyuki Yamada
118 pages /4C
W213×H146mm
¥2,100(tax included)
4月20日 Bueno!Books発行

詳細はこちらをご覧ください。

なお、写真集の発売を記念してSLOPE GALLERYにて4/20(金)~5/29(火)にて写真展を開催致します。
その他、関連イベントも多数企画中…!
詳細は追ってHPにてお知らせ致します。
どうぞお楽しみに!!

Cool photo cometition

Action sport photo comp with a slide show showdown final in Whistler BC. We need something like this in Japan. Olympus is a Japanese company…. They need to improve their image in Japan…

http://www.wssf.com/event/olympus-pro-photographer-showdown

Check out Jeff’s site one of the photographers in the competion.

Creager web update

You have to check out Thomas Creagers website! He was in Japan recently with the True Colors crew for their yearly “Car Danchi2 trip. This year I was unable to meet any of the crew, but Shinya did a good job of guiding them around and it looks like they had a great trip. Creager stayed on a week extra to shoot some more photos, landscape and portrait stuff. He takes some amazing photos and I highly recommend bookmarking his website for future reference! Thanks for coming over Thomas and hope to meet you in person next year!

Photog sighting at TNF Harajuku

I ran into Japanese Landscape photographer Naoki Ishikawa at The North Face flagship store in Harajuku last week. Was pretty stoked to meet this much respected photographer. He now has a nice set up with The North Face and was selecting gear for this next trip to Nepal! Look forward to his next book. Check out his website below for a nice sampling of his style.

http://www.straightree.com/


 

 

This looks like a good book

Would like to check out this new book by Japanese photographer Kuni Takahashi. This guy covers a lot of war zone action. In fact he was on assingment in Libya and came back to Japan to cover the Tsunami destroyed areas then went back to libya! This guy likes action! Check out his blog as well bilingual.

Kuni Tahakashi

ANA Snow-surfing story

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A friend brought me a copy of the ANA inflight magazine.  Check out the amazing 14 page story on Taro Tamai of Genten Snowboards fame.  I have never seen a story of this volume in a Snowboarding magazine!  14 pages and the title is Snow Surfing!  Only in Japan.  the is one page missing below, but I think you get the idea.  Enjoy and respect to RIP the photographer for putting together such a nice piece.

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