Panoramas

I probably love and appreciate the panorama function on the iPhone more than most people. Back in the early noughties I used to painstakingly stitch individual photos together using an early version of Photoshop. The results are far from perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Yes, Trevis is…

The ‘Air Guitar Guy’

Yesterday I was walking through Brisbane when something caught my attention from corner of my eye. I saw a man with a sign that read, "I'm NOT HOMELESS I'M Lookin' for SEXY SEXY GIRL Yusuki (Osaka)" complete with a smiley face and Japanese flag. Anybody that knows me will appreciate…

Outlanders – Brief encounter

[caption id="attachment_130" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Outlanders take a stroll through the streets of Osaka after a recording session. (L-R Phil, Craig, Adam, Kevin and Mike)[/caption] About five years ago when I was living in Osaka some of my workmates were in a band and recording a few original songs. I think…

Tradition and appreciation

Yesterday a Japanese dance troupe performed on the Gold Coast to thank the Australian people for their quick response to the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami. "We dance and sing to express our gratitude for your support," their leaflet read.

Japan: Now and then.

[caption id="attachment_77" align="alignnone" width="737" caption="When it comes to Japan, the new and the old collide on so many levels."][/caption] I did promise to create a spectacular series of animated antique Japanese photographs. And I still plan to complete this project. But in the meantime, I decided to do a quick…

Treasure chest of images

[caption id="attachment_65" align="alignright" width="213" caption="Three unknown people in an unknown location."][/caption] When I lived in Japan I'd always enjoy the markets held at the temples. They sold all kinds of weird and wonderful one-off items. Visiting one such market with my cousin in Osaka, we came across this giant box…