These photos were taken just under two months after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.
I was up in Ishinomaki during the Golden Week holidays to do a story for the magazine on a story for the magazine I edit.
To be honest, I had my doubts about whether I should post these, or even if I should have actually taken them. So many photographers have been up to Tohoku and so many photos published. Another set seems redundant, even voyeuristic.
But in the end I gave in to my own urge to record what I’d seem. I used flash to give some of the photos a slight edge of unreality. I still cannot quite believe what I saw.