Taking photos is an interest that I neglected for quite a few years. These days, I am trying to find some more time for it. I don’t have much in the way of equipment and I alternate between working with Japanese digital toy cameras (Digital Harinezumi 2++, the exemode sq28m Pocket Digital Camera and the Yashica EZ Digital F521) and learning more about how to use a DSLR (at the moment I have a Canon EOS450D) and a Sony NEX-07. At the moment, I mainly take photos of cityscapes, street scenes, landscapes and still life. You can view my ohoto collections online at Flickr & Google+
Artjouer: My New Art Blog
artjouer is a photoblog of contemporary art, architecture and street art. Do drop by to take a look
Travel Photo Albums
Florence (108 images)
Featuring views from the Florence Cathedral and the Piazzale Michelangelo, this album focuses on landscapes and architecture.
Kyoto (Flickr: 100+ images)
Highlights of two trips to Kyoto, featuring hillside hiking, visits to monthly markets, views of the Kamo-gawa, cats, street photos, visits to temples and shrines. Flickr Album: Kyoto
Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Taisha (Flickr: 70+ photos)
A beautiful hillside shrine famous for the thousands of vermilion torii gates on paths that snake through a verdant forest. There are also moss-covered graves, Kitsune (fox) statues and mini-shrines that give some areas a spooky, ancient and mystical feel.
|Kyoto: Shimogamo-jinja and Tadasu No Mori (Flickr: 70+ photos)
This album focuses on an enchanting nighttime art installation featuring glowing spheres in the courtyard of an ancient shine and illuminated trees in the surrounding forest. Daytime photos of the shrines and forest are also included. When I was there, a second-hand book market was operating in the forest. The light installation is also featured on my art blog: Light Festival at Tadasu no Mori and Shimogamo-jinja
Kyoto: Ohara (Flickr: 30+ images)
Ohara is a lovely rural area northeast of Kyoto. It is famous for its temples and shines and farmland scenery. This album features photos of three temples—Sanzen-in, Hosen-in and Jakko-in as well as the surrounding farms and forests.
Hokkaido (142 images)
A short trip to towns, cities and sites in Hokkaido, Japan. We visited Sapporo, Furano (famous for its flower farms), Niseko, Lake Toya, the Blue Pond, Jigokudani (Hell Valley) and a strangely unpopulated amusement park.
Seoul: Bukchon Hanok Village (20+ photos)
This is charming residential area also known as Old Seoul.
These are the collections that are featured on this blog.
Photo albums online
I am in the process of reorganizing my images online, using different accounts for different types of photos. It will take sometime to get everything organized; however if you are interested in any of the following kinds of photos, you can consider subscribing to or following the related account.
|Type of photos||Main site
(for all photos)
(for best photos)
|Travel, street photography
|longzijun on flickr||Uploading in progress|
|Contemporary Art Photos||artjouer on flickr||Uploading in progress|
|Street Art Photos||artjouer street art on flickr||Not yet opened|
|Miscellaneous: still life, animals,
textures, floral, etc)
|Misc albums on Google+||Not yet opened|
I often use my photos as background images in my music videos. For example, these teddy bear photos were used the video for the song Almost a Love Story.
Photography Related Articles
I occasionally post articles related to photography, in particular the use of lo-fi digital cameras like the digital harinezumi & exemode sq28m (these are kind of like digital lomography cameras that are also capable of shooting video)