Friday, December 24, 2010

The Adventures of Larry "ninja" Poppins and the Upside Down Baby Elephant

After spending a month traveling, lypesing, goofing, befriending, drinking, and sushiing our way through Japan, it was with bewildered surprise that I found myself in Tokyo on my last full day with only a couple of real photo shoots to show for the trip.

In a panicked frenzy I grabbed all things good in the house and accompanied by my partners in crime (turned models) we headed for the rooftops and subways for a final day of shooting. 

Neighbors stared, necks craned, a helicopter circled, suits were ruffled, and feathers huffed, but our shared laughs and the resulting photos made for an epic last day in Japan...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bathroom Ninjas

 Sometimes pissing a couple people off is unavoidable. Especially when the light is this good. Pun intended, of course. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holes in Walls, Forgotten Faces

 Based on what I observed in my first two weeks in Tokyo, everyone wore a black suit, walked with their eyes lowered, and worked in an office building.

Venturing out of the business district I found hole in the wall bars and sidewalk luncheons where faces were well worn but still laughing. Eyes that were wary, but still twinkled with mischief. 

Faces that were alive. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Roadtrip to the birthplace of the Ninjas

After three weeks spent terrorizing the streets of Tokyo, Ivar and I made a break for the countryside accompanied by our long lost brothers Yusuke and Reo.

The ensuing road trip was epic in nature, and would find us huddled in a tent in a  high mountainsnow storm, relaxing in steaming mountainside onsens, chasing and being chased by monkeys, and trekking to the birth place of the Ninja.

Monday, November 29, 2010