Sunday, 19 July 2015

Fujizuka / shukukei

Fujizuka are small mounds, commonly found in and around Tokyo, which represent Mount Fuji. During the Edo period (1603–1868), a cult arose around the mountain, one of whose major devotional rites was to climb to the peak. Pilgrims who were unable through age, infirmity or gender to climb Mount Fuji would ascend one of these surrogates instead.

公益財団法人 日本民芸館 

shibuya / naruto



sumac gallnuts

Friday, 17 July 2015

fan / geidai

the ceiling fan brings a message releasing epithets...

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015


Sharon Kinsella / Cuties in Japan
the crucial ingredients of a fancy good are that it is small, pastel, round, soft, lovable, not traditional japanese style but a foreigh - in particluar european or american - style, dreamy, frilly and fluffy
the essential anatomy of a cute cartoon character consists in its being small, soft, infantile, mammalian, round, without bodily appendages [eg arms], bodily orifices [eg mouths], non-sexual, mute, insecure, helpless or bewildered.

regeneration sunset 01

bradenham house / aylesbury estate / photogrammetry ruin / sunset squatting frankland / sound loop / lollypop scratch / gordon dawson.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

ansel adams zone system

0 Pure black
I Near black, with slight tonality but no texture
II Textured black; the darkest part of the image in which slight detail is recorded
III Average dark materials and low values showing adequate texture
IV Average dark foliage, dark stone, or landscape shadows
V Middle gray: clear north sky; dark skin, average weathered wood
VI Average Caucasian skin; light stone; shadows on snow in sunlit landscapes
VII Very light skin; shadows in snow with acute side lighting
VIII Lightest tone with texture: textured snow
IX Slight tone without texture; glaring snow
X Pure white: light sources and specular reflections