#Street Photography

Photograph of a man working on powerlines in Kobe, Japan

Man at work on powerlines

July 14, 2021

The roar of a diesel engine brought me to the window of my office.

They were methodical and meticulous. The vehicle moved into place. A crane rose. The coupling inspected and sprayed. Down came the crane.

Photograph of two elderly people in masks and long sleeves walking in evening sun with a ferris wheel behind them

Wear a mask

July 14, 2021

It was mid-spring, twenty+ degrees and a bright evening sun. I was in T-shirt with my hoodie wrapped around my waist.

They came towards me at a gentle stroll. Buried beneath layers and wearing masks and the white gloves sold in hundred yen stores.

A photograph of a man walking along a street at night, illuminated by a street light.

Street photography in Osaka: a lone traveller

May 28, 2021

Taken one night while I was living in Osaka. I only stayed there for 3 months, two weeks in quarantine, then time while we looked for a house in Kobe. Our house was close to Tennoji, a short walk from the Temple, and we could see the stunning Abeno Harukas tower from our balcony.

We used to take walks at night. Although Tennoji doesn't have the bright lights of Tokyo's Shibuya, it has its own charms. There are plenty of alleys, old houses and bright lights to keep someone interested.