Always a delight to catch up with Dave Powell, a good friend and excellent photographer. The families had a chance this time to get together over lunch in Tokyo and we had a great time.
Dave has been a special photo mentor to me, specifically in the world of Leica. After a month with my M240 and the 50m Noctilux I was ready to sell the entire kit. Too hard to focus, too tough to get a decent exposure, etc. Dave and I went on a photo walk in Tokyo and he patiently helped me dial in the set up. Then we went over to MAP camera and got the 35m and all was good. The 50m Noctilux is an awesome lens, but as an intro to Leica a mistake. Ever grateful to Dave for that day as I now shoot Leica almost 100% of the time when not in the studio.
Did I mention Dave also has a super cool blog Shoot Tokyo? Check it out.
Pro tip: Eat at Nobu with good friends any and every chance you get. All good.