I had a three page photo story in this month’s No. 1 Shimbun, the magazine of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Tokyo. Here it is below.
A little while ago I had the privilege to meet and photograph Doreen Simmons, the incredible 78-year-old sumo expert and commentator on NHK. The job was for one of the columns in the magazine I edit, EURObiZ Japan.
The obvious thing to do was photograph her with sumo wrestlers, but the deal was that I had to sit through the practice first. Good job I did. These were all taken from my cushion at the edge of the room with a 70-200 lens.
(The pictures of Doreen are at the bottom of this post)
These are some other shots from the training session.
And a couple of shots Doreen Simmons. After the two hour practice I only got about five minutes for the portrait. Luckily, I knew pretty much exactly what I wanted.