Dream event for all games addicts including those who started in 80’s has been held in Tokyo. Analog, computer, smartphone, virtual games everything was possible to try and play. Young / old, did not matter as long as they enjoyed playing games. The most weird sub event was however a virtual concert of anime character,… Read More →
Royal Ontario Museum asked me recently to exhibit my image of Japanese tattoo art. One of them was the image exhibited last year in Museum de Branly in Paris which is image of client of Horiyoshi III. I went to visit Yokohama based world famous tattoo master and asked for permission to do so. As… Read More →
Horiyoshi III accompanied by his son met Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado in Tokyo Palace Hotel, while joining Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan’s 70th anniversary celebration. As unique as it is, especially in country where general opinion is that tattoo is fun of Yakuza gangsters, Horiyoshi was introduced to member of The Imperial family by president of FCCJ… Read More →
When I photograph celebrities I am always wandering who should be in focus. Does it mean that the most famous, oldest or the best should be in focus? Or that one who will sell the image? Answer is not clear and who is going to judge who is the best, more famous or older? There… Read More →
I did 2 books. Firsts with other 3 photographers (“Tattoo in Japan”), which is sold out, and second by myself, cooperating with the writer of Japanese tattoo magazine M.Kasawasaki “HORIKAZU. Lifework of the Tattoo Master from Asakusa in Tokyo” – this book is still available. How I was nicely surprised, when Argentinian tattooists came to Japan… Read More →
I traveled quite a lot in Syria 19 years ago. From all Middle East countries I visited at that time, Syrians were the most lovely people I met on the way. We were welcomed to stay over night in their homes countless times with my friends. We were treated as an important guests and all… Read More →
Sometimes really does not matter whether we are straight or homosexual, bisexual or what ever as long as there is a fun. I went to visit my client to Asakusa. He took me to tiny little restaurant where they served great sashimi and after that he said: “I will take you to funny bar.” We visited… Read More →
I hate what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and when I recently found a small brochure in local second-hand shop where they featured quite few images taken after the atomic bombing, it cut me deep again. Sadly, saying that there is no way not to see also other side. Based on Okinawan government sources, mainland Japan lost 77,166… Read More →
Adult content. If you are under 18 , close the page ! As some of you know, I love books. Not just I created some (I photographed “Horikazu-Lifework of the tattoo master from Asakusa in Tokyo” and participated on “Tattoo in Japan” and supplied by images several other books), but I like also search old book stores… Read More →
If Ninja Park is done well, it is a great place for kids to improve their athlete skill to became almost as good as well known groups of Japanese killers, which used to be called Ninja. Honestly, the “Ninja Village” near Nagano city is a great fun for everybody, not just kids and some tasks… Read More →
Had a chance to photograph a new Czech movie star Jiri Madl. Actually, he is not new star any more. He started to shine several years ago as a actor of teens’ movies (Snowboardaci), however this time he came for first time also as a Director of Photography of his own movie. Czech Embassy was… Read More →
There is always interesting to get assignment to film a promotion video in industrial environment. As mechanical engineer, I feel close to this field even though I have never practiced engineering after I finished the university. In some term I am impressed by those hard working people, hot steel productions, huge machines, noisy and dusty… Read More →
After many years I have a chance to have few beers with Daniel Sperl, recognized Czech documentary photographer www.danielsperl.com He published several books about work of other Czech photographers, and also one book of his unique images from post-communists Czechoslovakia. Some images from the book could be seen here:
Famous Sanja Festival at Asakusa in Tokyo has started this year. It is a chance for all documentarists to gain some good images from street of Tokyo, different then just people running this and there to make enought money to survive in this the most expensive city of the world.
Yabusame – horse riding archery remained from ancient time as Kamakura festival, shows martial skills of Japanese soldiers know as Samurais. While archery skill as well as horse riding are important, concentration is the most important base of all.
Dream combination for the shoot: BVLGARI restaurant at Ginza in Tokyo with Mr.Massimo, third top chef in the world, visiting Japan for two days to cook for those who can afford it. Very kind creative person with high incredible patience for food arrangement….
2 persons interview lighting is always hard work for an experienced gaffers. In case of very small Japanese room it’s really challenge. Last interview for my friend’s Frontier production was an interview of kidnapped and killed Japanese journalist Kenji Goto’s mother. It was difficult from many reasons. Very limited time, small room, decent lighting of… Read More →
As my friend said:”I hope it is photoshoot…?”, when I complained to my friends on Facebook that I don’t have any suite for such event. Yes, of course it was photoshoot. I have no intention to kill other people, not even crown prince of Japan, a country which I like and live already 14 years.… Read More →