Category Archives: Spontaneous Snaps

documentary snaps of life – fleeting glimpse, possibly elsewhere – sometimes a collection but those are using photo essays so these just are

Shoes for Time Travellers (at photo shoot funtimes)

Florsheim Imperial brogues (scored by consulting) & Fluevog Champey (Vancouver to Okayama via Amsterdam)

Dress-up time/traveller family photo shoot fun time for Ichiro 101st day with fun Matsushita-san at Photo atelier Homare (岡山・倉敷・写真館)- FB / ありがとう / You’re gonna love what we came up with together… Mixing eras and cultures and styles, riffing on a theme.

Artifact: Tokyo 2020 / brand design sign (for the record)

Resisting starting a collection of Tokyo 2020 design artifacts, really… but here is one for the archive of the Olympic Games which may or may not happen and either way: Will the event still be called Tokyo 2020 when held in 2021? Sure why not… :)

Think of the store rooms and warehouses filled with printed plastic tarps and banners and signs and merchandise and other now rather unnecessary accruements. Warehouses full I tell ya!

PS plenty more Olympics-related media in True North Media House project dossier if oddly curious

Items: Sewing Machine & Scissors (Pokhara, Nepal)

Sewing Machine & Scissors (Pokhara, Nepal)

Snap: Tsuchida neighbourhood canals

Btw, our neighbourhood (walking back from trash drop-off point) / the canals are quite full! Rainy season lasting long in Tsuchida, Okayama, Japan this year #monsoon
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PS #LivingInAMiyazakiMovie

Epic Future Awaits

Epicness is in all of our futures, we can’t quite predict how or when… but it’s coming!

Endless goodness awaits, prepare yourself.

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PS This snap is a bridge across Suez canal built by Japan / Japanese company with various names including: “The Mubarak Peace Bridge” and “Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge”, “Al Salam Bridge,” or “Al Salam Peace Bridge”, + wiki riff: is a road bridge crossing the Suez Canal at El-Qantara, whose name means “the bridge” in Arabic. The bridge links the continents of Africa and Asia.

Art: by Noriko Miyake, to welcome baby

New art by Noriko Miyake! Such powerful goodness for welcoming the new human.

Note: there’s a video of us unwrapping the treasure… somewhere… Update: here’s a diary post with video and more photos including cloth vagina.

PS Noriko on Instagram + Tumblr

You have received your orders, proceed…

You have received your orders, proceed

Floating lots of kites…

Floating lots of kites up to the sky to see which one the lightning strikes.

Note: taken in Arches National Park, 1991 with Alpa 35mm camera, film lost in a van for years and then developed by hand.

Danger is everywhere, not always warned so plainly.

Danger is everywhere, not always warned so plainly.

Note: For the record, I took this photograph with a Lomo “sardine can” cork-covered camera with expired black-and-white film in India

Baby Jar: unsure of price

as seen in Okayama shop window. no further details available 

Momo tree, intrepid tree blooms for the first time in our yard

Momo is Peach, a fruit for which Okayama is well-noted (including folktale Momtaro, the peach boy with his sidekicks – a pheasant and a monkey), anyhow, received the tree as a wedding perk from the city government. With chaos in the world, the intrepid tree blooms for the first time in our yard. Splendid. 

Vancouver culture trio / art snaps from the kura barn

Vancouver culture trio (as found in situ while sort-ganizing the kura barn at Tsuchida Cottage):

Seabus etching (gift from Jason Vanderhill)
Vancouver collage (by me) – so many easter eggs
(me in BTO t-shirt) and The Spores at Bumpers, Surrey, 1983 (by Bev Davies who gifted me print)