Who I am

Growing up in the industrial northwest of Britain perhaps helps explain my love of the old, crumbling and mostly forgotten. It’s an interest that has only intensified during my 20 years in Japan, and one that is perfectly suited to photography. Mostly doing street and editorial work, I enjoy using my knowledge of both Tokyo and photography to give people a better understanding of the city I now call home, and also to help them leave with some interesting images—and therefore memories.

What I do at EYExplore

I plan and conduct workshops, my current one being Tokyo Old Town.

Where I explore

Shinjuku remains a favorite, along with Tokyo’s older, eastern areas, plus anywhere that’s a little on the forlorn side, or somewhat rough around the edges. The same goes for the rest of Japan, with the country’s many faded towns providing interesting destinations on regular trips out of the big city.

Why I love photography

Photography is a combination of ritual and therapy—a necessity that makes life better in a multitude of ways. It also allows me to seek out new bits of Tokyo, and perhaps more importantly, appreciate the beauty of both the fleeting, and the completely ordinary.