Movin in (and living to tell about it)


What can I say.. moving is just one of those things that’s stressful.. but after you’ve moved everything in to your new place, you can breath a sigh of relief. Once those beloved books and movies are in place, and the pages of my teaching manuals are open.. I can start to settle in, and get ready for what November has to bring.

office Marylin photograph 2_re-edit (1 of 1)

My wife was kind enough to encourage me to hang the photograph of one of my favorite photographers, Richard Avedon. I love this print of Marylin, because, as one can see, it’s not all done up and posed. He caught her, with her guard down, and showed another side of her; definitely a more intimate side. I do believe there was more to Marylin, than met the eye, and Richard Avedon caught that.


Eek! what’s this shot of the bed doing here?!! Mainly, my wife and I love the cosiness of the new place, and it reminds of this American hotel chain called La Quinta Inns. We can get a good night sleep, and enter our study the next day, where she teaches test-prep English to local San Francisco teen agers, and I get to edit little movies in Premiere Pro, and plan my next Black and White photography shoot.

Now that the Fall season is hitting the Bay Area, and the natural light is getting all moody, it’s time to get out my Nikon F100 35mm film camera and load it with some Kodak Tri-X film stock and see what ‘Kitchen Noir’ shots I can manufacture.


Happy shooting, peeps, looking forward to reading your blogs and seeing your photos. 🎥

‘The road holds heavy photo beats and action around every bend’

Paul Mansfield

Cup of Noodle Freedom

Shimøspleef photozine_Cup of Noodle Freedom

In Tokyo, one may find themselves, at a cross roads of which way to go, this Harajuku hipster, may be asking himself, what’s the coolest boutique to ply his hand stitched wares, or where he needs to go to get to Uni, to learn the latest English colloquiums. Either way, he’s trying to advance himself on the path of life.

Such is the nature of freedom, that any of us, may be blessed with unlimited choices, it even makes it hard to choose sometimes. But on any given day, to have the chance to step outside and embrace, that internal flame of creativity and artistic liberty.   It’s quite a gift.

Hope my fellow bloggers, here, whom I have found to be quite creative, expressive, and open to chance.. all would find their inner voice, and that we may keep on reading cool posts.

Thanks ya,’all, namaste 🙏

These guys had the coolest hair cutting place in Shimokitazowa

Shinjuku is quite the arena of mass people and stadium-type lighting: great for night street Photograpy

__9_0010And the proverbial fashionable wonderers moving along Neko Dori ‘Cat Street’