yokohama wanderings

Wandering about Yokohama on a fine, muggy afternoon with Mr. T. Decided to ‘layer’ images of the port city, 6-images at a time, various compositions using the Hexomniscope 6-pinhole camera. Keeping ye ole fingers crossed until i process the film sooner or later. I really wish processing C-41 in japan wasn’t so expensive ! really miss processing at Hawaii Pacific Photo across the street in Mo’ili’ili !

The light was fabulous ! clear and clean blue skies, the sun dropped but gave a show of amazing colors and clarity.

Enjoyed also lugging the velbon tripod, a non carbon fiber variant thru the thick, muggy port city air. Happened on a cool rest spot, a Lawson’s convenience store situated just along Osambashi Pier. Grabbed a beverage and sat in the air conditioned air and watched folks peruse by outside. Also had Mr T’s Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5 lens in tow, the lens ways a ton. hefty.

along the way i was testing a Helios Russian 85mm f1.5 lens. wild bokeh. sometimes sharp sometimes bokeh’d. LOL.

i think this is commander Perry’s arrival reenactment. cool. looks like it was shot w/ a tilt shift lens ! haha !

anyways, thanks for swinging by. hopeful to post some images after i get the film back.
cheers !


Sakura Hexomniscope view


spring started last week in tokyo. beautiful sakura or cherry blossoms in full tilt !

to see the trees in full bloom is definitely a spectacle with hundreds of gawkers heading to famous viewing spots around tokyo. among my favorites are aoyama bochi (aoyama graveyard), naka meguro and kitanomaru kooen (near yasukuni jinja).

one of the challenging aspects of making photographs of a yearly event with many, many photographers is having special lenses or panoramic cameras that have the ability to see more than 180-degrees or even in this case 360-degrees. my personal philosophy about photography is to put the viewer where he/she can never be and photographic images that offer a fresh and new perspective. in this case, f/180 and 10 seconds and a vertical format. the human eye sees horizontally with peripheral vision. my vision with the hexomniscope, 120 roll film panoramic pinhole camera is much like the chinese ‘hanging scrolls”.

the hexomniscope was created over 10 years ago by Matt Abelson, friend and maker of amazing cameras such as the omniscope, 5×7 anamorphic pinhole cameras, and more.

Ueno Sakura Hexomniscope View

a view of the camera in action.

hanami & hexomniscope

the camera itself features 6 pinholes with an effective aperture of f/180. in most cases with iso 100 film you get 4 images on one roll of 120 roll film. roughly the size of 6-centimeters by 20-centimeters (negative shown below). each pinhole can individually be activated or deactivated before exposure.

hexomniscope 120 negative

hexomniscope - 6 lens pinhole camera

hanami panoramic