Irene

I shot these photos with my favourite model – my talented younger sister, Irene. Thankfully she was a good sport as I dragged her around our neighbourhood in her pointe shoes. “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Martha Graham

Subjectivity

“Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.” Robin Leach I must admit, there are days when I loathe Tokyo. It’s such an overwhelming city which often gets to be too much. Yet when I’m presented with stunning sites like this one today in Shibuya, I’m charmed all over again. Throw a glass … Continue reading

Unnecessary, but necessary

Strasbourg, France 2011 “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis The more I travel, the longer I spend in different countries, the more I realise the importance of friendship. While a week alone exploring new sites … Continue reading

Motions and emotions

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always gotten there first, and is waiting for it.” Terry Pratchett So I know what you’re thinking – what has this quote got to do with a picture of a dancer? Well the … Continue reading

We, the people

Shibuya crossing, Tokyo Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R Tolkien

Reflections

If I had to choose a religion, the sun, as the universal giver of life would be my god. Napoleon Bonaparte Photo taken at Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, the best place to see the sun setting over Tokyo.

Pictures brought to life

Nothing ever becomes real til it is experienced. John Keats Although I like to discover places away from the tourists attractions of any great city, I can’t deny that tourist attractions aren’t incredible either. Clearly they’ve become iconic for a reason and I’m grateful to have seen them in person. Rome LondonMadrid Paris Athens Tokyo … Continue reading

Riddles of love

London is a riddle, Paris is an explanation.  G. K. Chesterson Honestly, I’ve always found it to be the other way round but that doesn’t mean I could ever say which is better. It’s impossible to choice between them: one is full of light and life while the other is calm and welcoming; one’s beauty … Continue reading