Richmond, British Columbia
Too bad I don’t own an S4.

Richmond, British Columbia

Too bad I don’t own an S4.

Bellevue Square mall. Bellevue, Washington
Various hip cameras on an equally hip bag in an equally hip store.

Bellevue Square mall. Bellevue, Washington

Various hip cameras on an equally hip bag in an equally hip store.

Somewhere between Los Angeles and Seattle
Instant photos are pretty rad.

Somewhere between Los Angeles and Seattle

Instant photos are pretty rad.

I finally had a chance to visit a (somewhat) local Bookoff the other day over at Torrance and even if they did have an “Art and Photography” section, it was slightly underwhelming. A majority of the books available focused more on the technical aspects of art and photography rather than showcases from artists themselves. I’d definitely give the edge over to the branches in Japan, especially after I managed to snag a copy of Shinya Arimoto’s “Tibet” and the Shinoyama Kishin issue of Photographica for just a bit over $10. 

I should mention that even with the decent prices I found in Tokyo, not everything offered at Bookoff is cheap. I’ve seen a couple of used Araki books that carry pretty hefty pricetags as well.

Some great news has just been released regarding Kodak’s plans for their film products. Looks like Tri-x and Portra shooters should be quite happy for the meantime. While it’s a little disappointing that they don’t have any plans to add any more film products into the mix, their current offerings aren’t bad at all.

Wish the same could be said about Fujifilm.

An example of a well decorated Fuji film case. I should have bought the originals while they were still available.
Either way, the new film cases available at Japan Camera Hunter are quite nice.

An example of a well decorated Fuji film case. I should have bought the originals while they were still available.

Either way, the new film cases available at Japan Camera Hunter are quite nice.

Manjoen, Shinjuku
obligatory shots at dinner of the Leica MP and M6

Manjoen, Shinjuku

obligatory shots at dinner of the Leica MP and M6

Manjoen (before it closed), Shinjuku
Jesse Freeman’s well-used Ricoh GR1s with my hands. (tumblr & flickr)

Manjoen (before it closed), Shinjuku

Jesse Freeman’s well-used Ricoh GR1s with my hands. (tumblr & flickr)

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Konica Hexar AF Rhodium
Photographer: Haruna Sato (site)

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Konica Hexar AF Rhodium

Photographer: Haruna Sato (site)

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Leica MP with 35mm f2 Summicron lens
Photographer: John Sypal (tcs & site)

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Leica MP with 35mm f2 Summicron lens

Photographer: John Sypal (tcs & site)