About GJC

I came to Kyoto in 2001 knowing nothing about the city or about photography. To capture its matchless beauty, however, the city introduced me to the camera and the result is this modest blog, my Valentine to Kyoto.

In my photography I am continually attracted to contemplative places that require a special kind of care to actually see. It is the peacefull attentiveness we often associate with the Zen garden, but which I find throughout this great city, especially so in its traditional architecture and culture and in its agricultural fields.

I live in a northern section of Kyoto City, an area called Iwakura. It is a unique and lovely mixture of old and new, of rural and suburban, of sacred and secular. It has inspired me for years, and a large number of my Kyoto photos are come from this part of the city.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy these pictures of a Kyoto life.

Be still with yourself
Until the object of your attention
Affirms your presence
-- Minor White

Photography Equipment

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
Nikon d300

AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
Nikkor 28mm-200mm - f/3.5-5.6