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

At the Ponte Vecchio

Florence (108 images)
Featuring views from the Florence Cathedral and the Piazzale Michelangelo, this album focuses on landscapes and architecture.
Children running around Sanmon gate at Nanzen-ji

Girls running around Sanmon Gate

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
Torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha

Torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha

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.
Resonating Spheres by teamLab)

Resonating Spheres by teamLab

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
Having green tea and contemplating the pine tree at Hosen-in (Ohara, Kyoto)

Having green tea at Hosen-in

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.

Girls attending a local summer fireworks festival

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.
Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village

Seoul: Bukchon Hanok Village (20+ photos)
This is charming residential area also known as Old Seoul.

Featured Series

These are the collections that are featured on this blog.

Street Art in Shoreditch, London (on artjouer)

Street Art in Shoreditch, London (on artjouer)

The Student Pro-democracy Protests in Hong Kong

The Student Pro-democracy Protests in Hong Kong

Xiqiao Mountain Film Studio

Xiqiao Mountain Film Studio & Props Factory

Hong Kong Street Art

Street Art & Graffiti around Hong Kong

Seoul Street Art - Around Hongdae

Seoul Street Art – Around Hongdae (on artjouer)

Abandoned Things

Still Life: Abandoned Things Photo Series

Lake Okanagan Landscapes

Lake Okanagan Landscapes

Pretty CUHK

Pretty CUHK

Happy Valley Cemetery


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)
Portfolio site
(for best photos)
Travel, street photography
& portraits
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

In Videos

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

The Digital Harinezumi 2+

The Digital Harinezumi 2+

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)


4 thoughts on “Photography

  1. Great Work! AwsomE. I love, photography, music and writing. Just came across this website to find some mp3 background music. Really liked your stuff. Keep up. :)

  2. Thanks for commenting. Your site has lovely pics as well. Perhaps I will begin shooting people more frequently. As I am a beginner, it is better to start with objects and landscapes as they won’t get impatient with me as I try to choose the best framing, settings, etc.

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