Photongraphics is your one-stop media content source. We shoot, we record, we display, we cut we paste and we ink.
We work strictly with electronic media and tools. Well, maybe not "strictly"... Our eyes and ears are analog.
We speak English and Japanese but our native language is Imagination!
Frankly, I didn't have time for this. But it had to be done....
The spammers were relentless and I was tired of fighting them with outdated tools. I've just upped the ante. Die spammers!
Now ask me if I have time to upload photos and graphics!
Well, over the holidays, I finally got around to upgrading this website. This has been a work-in-progress for about six months but it kept getting bumped by other projects with higher priority.
Aside from the graphics, two things have changed. Firstly, all content is presented BLOG-style and date-stamped. (While technically, the old site used blog software for content mangement, I have, until now, resisted calling it that.)
Secondly, selected pages have a form that lets you submit comments. Comments are appended to the page. Feel free to comment below. ;-)
Some of my exhibition prints are for sale as fine art prints. I can also be commissioned to produce any subject matter that you require.
All photographs--from conception to final print--embody my own unique style, regardless of the subject matter.
They are black & white, silver gelatin prints on a fiber base, done by hand, and fixed, washed and toned to archival standards. This insures maximum life of the images.
Style of mounting and framing, also done to archival standards, is selected on the basis of how and where you will be viewing the prints.
I am an anthropologist of sorts: I love people, so that is what I mostly shoot. Much of my work has a Japanese context. I have lived in Japan for one quarter of my life and I know the culture, so what I produce is not from the naive eyes of a visitor.
I have an archive of over 10,000 black & white negatives. These are mostly of people. I can also shoot to order in black & white or colour. Let me know your editorial needs.
I have also spent a fair amount of time in Thailand so I have a growing archive of Thai subject matter.
Are you planning a photography workshop in Japan? I have access to events staff (bilingual) and can arrange facilities and accommodations. Whether you are just looking for someone to liaise with the Japanese or need someone to produce the entire workshop, I can help.
Shizuoka Prefecture has it's own share of nature (including the Southern Japan Alps), hot-spring spas, temples and shrines. Facilities are reasonably priced and there is easy access by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Nagoya and Tokyo.