Photography revisited

Ross Hall

April 27, 2021
(Updated on July 21, 2021)

Image made of 4 different portrait photographs from this web page

Photography has been a passion of mine for more than thirty years. It started with a simple “point and click” and film that had to be sent away to be processed. In late 1999 I got my first digital camera that took stunning 640 x 480 pixel images. More cameras followed and I started working with models, bands and designers.

Then came the decision to immigrate to Japan and everything went on hold for a while. Cancer and coronavirus delayed plans by more than two years until, finally, my wife and I arrived in Osaka in late 2020.

A mobile studio is being assembled as I write this. The aim is to offer clients here in Japan access to portrait and product photography, to offer stock imagery and produce photo books. Work is progressing, and I’m pleased to report the first photobook is well on its way to completion. I’ve also started reaching out to the local community here in Kobe to find new and interesting subjects to shoot and include on the site.

Until then, these are just a small sample of the many hundreds of thousands of photographs I’ve taken over the years.

Photo of a London hip-hop crew with the female singer in the foreground and her bandmates larking around behind
Clap 4 Me
Photo of a black woman in a black dress emerging from a doorway
Marion
Portrait photo of a young white man looking straight into the camera
Michel Atkins
Photo of a black woman in a red catsuit kicking towards the camera
Raven
Black and white photo of a white woman standing underneath the Brick Lane street sign in London
Elle
Portrait photograph of a young asian woman looking up
Chantelle
Photograph of a black woman reaching up towards the camera
Jennifer
Black and white photo of a white man leaning against a wall with a guitar case at his feet
David Stephenson
Black and white photograph of a black woman sat cross legged on a concrete tube
Sophia Louise
Black and white portrait of a black woman looking into the camera
Marion
Mixed black and white photo of a band with four members
Streetsleeper
Black and white photo of a young black woman on hands and knees leaning towards the camera
Jordana
Black and white photograph of an asian woman in a black dress looking into the middle distance
Jamie Oon

I'm Ross Hall, a writer and researcher based in Kobe, Japan. You can talk to me about B2B, sustainability and strategic management.

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