Shakotan C33

March 23rd, 2012

A reason I love to keep my 35mm body around my shoulder when traveling. Clicking the shutter release with a film body even once costs you a small sum of money. Digital, not so much, you have the rechargeable batteries, memory card and the camera paid for, all done. Film, you have a huge range of 35mm film to choose from and then to purchase the negative film to inject into the old, rigid camera bodies. I think that whole process slows your mind and let’s you think things two or three times before pressing down on that shutter. Double checking your exposures, ISO etc. Most of all, the framing in my opinion. The most exciting part is not being able to review what you just froze. The thrill of not knowing what you captured, when it was captured or sometimes where is the exciting part. When I received my photos from Chris after processing it was definitely a refreshing sensation.

I’m glad I shot what I did in Japan with my 35mm because there are some interesting cars and angles that I didn’t capture with the digital machine.

These photos had to be posted, this car was an all time favourite at the Wreck `Em Meihan day. The combination of the 15″ XR4’s and Mesh flow so well on these old 4 door chassis. Best of all, the guy behind the wheel was an unreal driver just like the rest of Meihan’s residents x

The Sights Of Japan In 35mm

March 23rd, 2012

The sights of Japan continues with a few more chosen images out of the dozen rolls that I shot over the two week period in Kansai. Quite a few people enjoyed the break from cars to overlook some of the sights in the Osaka region so here is a few more to enjoy.

More to come x


March 23rd, 2012

Meihan Sports Land 2011, having a chat with Asayan-san from Lookking x


March 23rd, 2012

Naoki Nakamura, winner of Meister Cup 2011 at Meihan Sports Land x

Random Film From Japan

March 22nd, 2012

This is a post purely dedicated to some of Japan’s sights, from the streets, to the top of the Umeda Sky Building. There will be plenty more posts such as this.

All shot in 35mm.

March 22nd, 2012

I thought I might as well start posting up some of the film shots I captured around this time last year. Thanks to Chris all the rolls have been developed, it only took me 10 months but I’m kind of glad I waited. This is a little post for all the Nagano Koubou fans out there, no, not the Onevia but the PS13.

The car not only looked glamorous sitting in the pits, but out on track also. To be honest, before I went to Japan I had never even heard of Nagano Koubou. I’m so glad we had the chance to meet Masayoshi-san and his team.

Here is one final shot of the PS13 pulling into the pits after a beating on the circuit x

March 21st, 2012

The deafening, smoggy late night streets of Nagoya back in 2011. 5 weeks 2 days x

March 20th, 2012

Lookking x V-Factory, GP Sports, Meihan 2011 x

March 20th, 2012

Nagano Koubou RPS13, Meihan 2011 x

March 19th, 2012

The limited edition, Pray For Japan x Shirtstuckedin stickers are now here and quite a few have been ordered so far which is amazing. 50% of proceeds will be directly transferred to the Japanese Red Cross Foundation to those in need in the northern parts of Japan, if you’re after one to stick on your car be sure to head over to to place your order. Thanks, Shirtstuckedin x