The Memoirs of Jim 'ung

Box Brownie Woes

This blog sometimes gets hits from weird places (the record being a tie between people looking for a speech bubble graphic, and when it got linked on the No Mutants Allowed Fallout fansite front page). It always surprises me when people find it when looking for vintage camera stuff, seeing…

Canvas.

For a while I’ve been thinking about getting some photos printed for my flat, although I’m anxious to avoid clich├ęs. A while ago I came across a load of my Dads old photos from the 70’s (incidentally taken on the Mamiya Sekor 500TL I’ve lately inherited) – they are on…

Sayonara!

Above: Paper cranes on the student commemoration monument in Hiroshima’s Peace Park. So our Japanese trip’s at an end; we’ll be flying back to the UK tomorrow morning. I can safely say it’s been the best holiday I’ve taken so far, I’d come back to Tokyo in a heartbeat. There’s…

Shibuya

The famous Shibuya crossing…one word: mental. As soon as the lights turn green, a massive tide of people flood the crossing heading in all directions – I’ve never seen such a ridiculously huge number of people moving in concert. Lit by the huge neon signs in Shibuya, it has to…

Sumo!

We went to the Nihon Sumo Kyokai Official Grand Sumo tournament for the 2nd day of competition in Ryogoku, Tokyo. Initially quite baffling, personally I thought this was an instant highlight of the trip so far – the rather curious ceremony surrounding the bouts and the grandeur of the Ryogoku…