Hello, I’m Len. I live in culturally conservative Japan with my small family. Life in Japan is very different but very interesting. Each day I see something that makes me think or wonder, so I’m never without a camera.
I’m an available light photographer, which means I like being simple and unencumbered by gear. “Go light!” I say (bad pun). I also try to avoid a lot of processing or photoshopping. I really like Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s idea of getting it right from the camera. He composed from the viewfinder, not the darkroom.
I shoot what I find interesting, what makes me re-evaluate or reflect. I try to resist hard conclusions or absolutes in depicting the humanity around me. This is where my own anthropology steps in.
I hope to say more with daily photos than words. I’m also interested in where photography is headed as a human expression.
Consider this my visual ethnography in progress. Please let me know what you think anytime.