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A new muse?

Shooting night skies at Chofukuji Temple in Okayama, Japan. Have we found a new muse? Any questions or comments feel free to hit us up here or on any of the social media platforms […]

Posted on January 7, 2017 more

15th Generation Samurai Swordsmith

His family has been making samurai swords for 15 generations and Kazuki Kawashima carries on this legacy. Available for licensing here.

Posted on October 5, 2016 more

The Weeping Stones

Created with bio luminescent shrimp found in the Seto Inland Sea in Okayama, Japan.     Images are available for licensing here. See how we made these images here.

Posted on August 6, 2016 more

VTR for the Shopping Channel

A few months back we produced a short 30 seconds video for a Japanese shopping channel with our long term clients Daiya. Note: This video wasn’t edited to music as it was to be […]

Posted on February 9, 2016 more

Happy New Year 2016!

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and we look forward to serving clients in 2016. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the companies that supported our […]

Posted on January 1, 2016 more

Sachi Amma

It was a pleasure to meet and photograph the worlds number 2 ranked outdoor climber, Sachi Amma. He won the 2012 and 2013 world cup lead climbing competitions cementing his place as the worlds […]

Posted on December 20, 2015 more

Lomo Instant Wide x Light Paint

So Lomography Japan recently contacted us about testing out the yet-to-be released LOMO Instant Wide camera system with some long exposure light painting. Working with instant film for light painting sounded incredibly fun so […]

Posted on November 14, 2015 more

Lomography Japan

I am sure you are familiar with film camera king Lomography. They have been keeping film photography alive and well by producing cool film cameras and unique films to fill them with. We were […]

Posted on October 31, 2015 more

The Blue Diamonds of the Sea. 海ぼたる

Have you ever heard of sea fireflies? We hired a boat to take us out to a remote island off the coast of Okayama, Japan to photograph these amazing creatures. They are locally known […]

Posted on October 10, 2015 more

LIT: The Blue Peak

From last year we’ve teamed up with some of the world’s most talented light painters to work on a new documentary idea. The aim of the project is to revisit history through light painting. […]

Posted on October 5, 2015 more

The Light Painting Seminar in Okayama was Amazing!

As many of you know, we hosted a light painting seminar in Okayama, Japan on September 27th. It was done at Asano Camera, which has been in business for over 100 years, and was […]

Posted on September 28, 2015 more

Sea fireflies

Trevor had a go at them last year and we knew right away that there were a lot more creative ways to cover this subject. The 2015 season has rolled around and we are […]

Posted on July 12, 2015 more

Nishiki Market, Kyoto

We recently made the long drive to Kyoto.  Jon to shoot a model and some time lapse and I had a news assignment at a large movie studio. My assignment did not start until […]

Posted on June 2, 2015 more

Guide to capturing firefly images

Have you ever tried capturing light trails from fireflies? If you have not you should definitely give it a try. Fireflies are found in certain areas of Japan, where I live, and in other […]

Posted on May 27, 2015 more

Saidaiji Eyo Kotomae

Today is the big day! Today is Saidaiji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri or known to Westerners as the Naked Man Festival. It is an exciting and unique event with a long history. View image | […]

Posted on February 20, 2015 more

Quicktip! Shutter releases

Shutter releases! What’s the deal? Too long that it hangs down by your feet but too short to use as a regular remote for when you need to be in the picture. I don’t […]

Posted on January 20, 2015 more

Flycam Flowline for the DJI Ronin

Our new “flycam flowline” (cheap knock off of the easyrig) arrived this morning so I took it out for a quick spin. In terms of what kit I’m using here, this was the dji […]

Posted on January 19, 2015 more

Quicktip! for Lens fog

At certain times of the year lens fog and even ice can be a real problem when photography at night. Of course, this is going to vary depending on where in the world you […]

Posted on January 14, 2015 more

Samurai House!

Join us in this short vid as we go out on location and photograph an old samurai house. The video is short but has a few tips and shows a little “behind the scenes” […]

Posted on January 8, 2015 more

QuickTip! Glowing tripod legs?

Here it is. Our first Quick Tip! This series will be short videos that show exactly what the title says; a quick tip. We will share our little tips from both our commercial and […]

Posted on January 6, 2015 more

WHAT'S GOING ON...

  • 12 March 2017
    9:30-17:00

    iStock Event in Okayama

    ストックフォトやストックビデオに興味のあるフォトグラファーを対象としたセミナー&実践撮影会を開催する運びとなりました。どのような写真やビデオがストックとしてふさわしいのか、プロストッカーから撮影方法や生のアドバイスを得られるチャンスです。
    経験豊富なゲストスピーカーをお招きし、明日にも使える充実したカリキュラムをご用意しています。
    皆さんこぞってご参加ください!

  • 10 December 2016
    10th and 11th of December

    Light Painting Workshop!

    Come join us in tropical Okinawa, Japan for a weekend of Light Painting fun. You will learn techniques that will make you confident night shooter. There will even be door prizes!

  • 2 July 2016
    Saturday, Time TBP

    LED Lenser filming

    LED Lenser makes the finest handheld torches on the planet. They have kindly supported what we do and have been a vital partner of ours. We will film a promo video for LED Lenser on July 2nd.


LED Lenser makes the finest handheld torches on the planet. They have kindly supported what we do and have been a vital partner of ours. We have been using their lights since 2008 and are proud to be working closely with them.


We’ve been using DJI equipment professionally now since 2013, so we’re super excited to be working alongside them now to produce content. DJI make a range of drones and camera stabilizers that take our work to a higher level, both figuratively and literally.

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