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A Japanese Blend

The Japanese are known for taking an idea and refining it: whether it’s miniaturizing a widget, glorifying a shopping mall or squeezing the maximum efficiency from a mass…

In the zone with the Fujifilm X100T

Field testing the Fujifilm X100T camera on the streets of Tokyo

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 has, since its launch in…

Vale Gough Whitlam

Edward Gough Whitlam: 1916 — 2014

Edward Gough Whitlam: 1916 — 2014

Gough Whitlam died today.

Seeing the picture: Cartier-Bresson, Walter Mitty & The Little Prince

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly

And now here is my secret, a…

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Sometimes the story behind a photograph is more engrossing than the photograph itself.

Bye Bye Aperture. Hello Photos.

Digital photography has made us all photographers. The development of photo processing software has brought the virtual darkroom to millions of computers…

Focusing on a great camera range

Thinking out aloud about Fujifilm’s X series

2013 was a great year for cameras: a slew of exciting new products were released…

Japanese wedding

A photo-essay

Compact and compartmentalized, held in one of the city’s swish new hotels, the wedding was typically Japanese.

Photography: back to the future

The other day I unearthed my old film camera: an early 1980s Olympus OM2n complete with its Zuiko 50mm 1.4 lens, nestled in its original leather case. Like…

The world’s biggest train set

Tokyo has the world’s biggest train set: there are more than 100 rail lines that cut through or under the city and the system has more than 40 million users…

The well-scrubbed optimism of homeless laundry

Finding oneself on the streets is quite possibly the ultimate test of inner strength and character. Cities rich and poor witness their most…

Every picture tells a story, don’t it?

Susan Sontag, in her critical essay collection, On Photography, writes that each still photograph is a privileged moment. Nowhere is this more true…