Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Jet Lag at 4am

So what does a photographer do when wide awake with jet lag at 4am? 

 Kyoto, 2015

Kyoto, 2015

It was cold and dark, perfect to "see" in black and white, high contrast.

 Kyoto, 2015

Kyoto, 2015

The street lights make for interesting shadows.

 Kyoto, 2015

Kyoto, 2015

I shot with the Leica Monochrom, it seems to work well for this darker, colder feeling. 35mm lens, ISO 3200.

 Kyoto, 2015

Kyoto, 2015

Did I mention it was dark? cold? lonely at 4am? Good, just the emotion I was looking for.

Pro tip: Don't try to use logic in getting up and going out at 4am, just do it and see what happens. Sometimes you just have to do it with out thinking. Right?