#Photo Essay

Harborland in black and white

Black and white photograph of Kobe Port Tower from across the harbor at night

A routine has developed for Fridays. In the morning I go for a walk with my camera. In the evening I go to Harborland to collect my wife and have a meal. I usually have some spare, so the camera gets to come out and play.

Thing is, I've probably photographed every square centimetre of the park. It makes it a challenge to shoot something new and fresh.

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Photograph of an entrance to the temple in Myohoji

An unexpected treasure in Myohoji

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A walk along the river plain

Photograph of a river plain with tall green grassed in the foreground, a ridge with houses in the midground and mountains looming in the background

This is where I live. If you squint hard, you can see my house.

I’ve been looking out across the valley every morning for the past 9 months. My ambition has been to walk around along the river that winds its way from a lake up in the mountains to meet the Myohoji river. I tried it once, only to find my way blocked by Japan’s obsession with turning every riverbank into concrete.

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Black and white photograph of a shopping alley in Japan with bright lights and no people

Memories of Osaka

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About Ross Hall

Freelance digital editorial designer and content creator.

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