Moving on

Tweet Thanks for visiting my site, but I’m afraid that from July 2013 I will not be updating this blog. Here are two new sites I’ve set up instead! www.wedojapan.com and www.tonymcnicolphotography.com     For photo enquiries please email me at tony@tonymcnicolphotography.com. For Japan-related copywriting, translation and other communications services please email me at tony@wedojapan.com […]

Some more corporate portraits

Tweet A last selection from the corporate portraits I’ve been doing for EURObiZ Japan. With these I always try to include something from the person’s work in the photo. Some people/occupations can be harder than others. But I always do my best to make them look relaxed, and happy with their jobs. I get the […]

Talking Tokyo photojournalist

Tweet Earlier this year I was interviewed by an organisation called The Shpilman Institute for Photography. To be quite honest, I don’t know much about them, but the questions were fun and I seem to be among in good company amongst the other interviewees on the blog. I’m re-posting the interview here with permission. Just […]

Digital Hollywood

Tweet This is Tomo Sugiyama, the President of Digital Hollywood University; every inch the Japanese digital guru. I interviewed him last week for a story on digital content (games, TV, cellphone content etc). Sugiyama was at MIT in the 1980s with Nicholas Negroponte, which is a pretty cool IT credential. When he came back to […]

three couples

Tweet Tokyo street photos . . .

Baby, baby, baby

Tweet On my way back from Tsukiji fish market this morning . . .

Travel article – “yo! le tengu”

Tweet Trip to Takao-san today, a 599 meter high mountain that’s actually within Tokyo’s city limits. Supposedly it’s guarded by “tengu” demons like this one at Takao station. taking a break . . . jizo statue in the grass:

The Theatre Royal

Tweet I spent a few weeks in Bath last year on “holiday”. Here’s one of the resulting stories. All about the Theatre Royal – truly one of my favourite places in the world. After 8 years in Japan I still haven’t been to the theatre here. It wouldn’t be the same. “I can’t remember exactly […]

political protest

Tweet Is the end near for Fukuda? He’s not so popular where I live anyway!

sun, sea and sembei

Tweet Choshi is pretty much the eastern-most point of central Japan, aka the middle of nowwhere, but a nice escape from Tokyo. I travelled there a few months ago to do this story for the ACCJ Journal. CLICK FOR PDF

back from the US

Tweet 18 days, 2200 miles and too many hamburgers . . . just returned from a epic trip to the US researching lighthouses on the West Coast. Photo below is courtesy of Mattias Westfalk. Thanks Mattias.

The Meat Guy

Tweet “Hamming it up for the camera” An interview I did for the American Chamber of Commerce Magazine. Interesting guy to talk to — and fine beer sausages! “Jason P. Morgan is the man they call “The Meat Guy.”Ham, sausages or sirloin steak. Whatever meat you want, wherever you are in Japan, he’ll sell it […]


Tweet I spent all of yesterday taking photos of people waiting by the statue of Hachiko in Shibuya (for more on Hachiko, see here). This guy was taking photos too. The photo of me is from his blog.


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empty lot

Tweet A space between two buildings in Takadanobaba. This lady walked past at just the right time.

building a buddhist temple

Tweet A friend from London is involved with this project to build a Buddhist temple in Kagoshima. Amazing design. Link to Ping Mag.

England, England

Tweet here’s a cure for homesickness

enjoying: Delovely

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enjoying Kurosawa

Tweet Seven Samurai – I swore I wouldn’t watch this till I had a chance of understanding the dialogue. Worth the wait! (It’s been a big couple of weeks – first Ozu film, first Kurosawa film and first Kabuki!)

enjoying Kabuki

Tweet 12th Night – Kabuki performance at Ginza Kabuki-za


Tweet Bossa Nova – John Pizzarelli “I took your picture With my trusty Rolleiflex And now all I have developed Is a complex”


Tweet Love Psychedelico – Perfect Japanese Pop