1. the same thing every day

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    Three days in Chiba, the water was unimaginably warm. The campsite was right on the beach. I was crippled with a hangover. Maybe I should drink slower.

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  2. There isn’t enough time or film to get all that’s cool about this city. The top one is…

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    There isn’t enough time or film to get all that’s cool about this city. The top one is from a walk in Yanaka, near Ueno. It’s a funkier part of Tokyo, where the merchants lived. Lots of old buildings preserved and many many shrines. A Lonely Planet walking map took me through the back alleys.

    Bottom photo is from Nakameguro, hipster central. I saw a tote bag from Green Apple and Aardvark in the…

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  3. green growing things

    Where the Levs venture back to the ancestral village and take some photos.

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    In the deep countryside, the moss grows on you if you stand still too long. Rained for the whole time, jumped out between the drops for a quick walk. They rebuilt the suspension bridge. Only that has changed.

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  4. Japanese American Friendship Festival

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    It was blazing hot all day, oppressive feeling of doom & weight. Nothing good could come of it. Driving towards the base at sundown, there are streams and streams of people walking away. The moisture in the air weighs down on us. Bouyed by the lunch beers, we soldier on and find a parking spot near by.

    My purse is searched by a kid at the gate. “Can I look in your bag,” he asks in very polite…

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  5. tokyo is a hella of a town

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    My first roll through the Yashica T4. I’m in love. It’s so easy to use and the colors are unbelievable. I’ll try out a roll of B&W, but the sharpness and color saturation.

    This place is such a contradiction. There’s nothing new to be written, said about Japan that’s not already a cliché. All I’m going to do is roll with it.

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  6. Scraping the bottom of the barrel, trying to game the shipping costs, paying for processing is crimping my style #filmphotography

    All my cameras are broken. Why do you betray me, film? Back to B&W, the layers of colors are confusing to me.

     
  7. not as creepy as it looks

    Where is everyone? Living their own lives. This is it for today.

     
  8. Rip Van Wrinkle, or so I’m told.

    Digging through the woods, dodging ticks and poison oak. Not like the good old days when it was all, “Bring on the Lyme disease, city slicker.” SF softened me, hardened me in others, but the mushy core remains the same.

     
  9. The world is tilted or I am #filmphotography

      The dry cleaner is abandoned. “Cancer,” Mama says, voice lowering in the way boomers have when speaking the c word.

     
  10. little lake valley, which will be a lake no more

    So they are building a bypass through this. As with everything, everyone has an opinion. Up here on the hill, it’s universally reviled as a needless destruction of natural beauty and a CalTrans boondoggle.

     
  11. willits cafe

      The myth associated with this cafe is: This is the site of my parent’s first date, a late night coffee at the tail end of a party.

     
  12. worst house on the block

    Poison in the wood, seeps into the core of the place. It’s for sale, for those not faint of heart.