Jan 222010

Hi! I’m John and I love the outdoors and photographing nature. In particular, I enjoy creating images of wildlife, and, when the creatures are not cooperating, I try capturing their environment. I also enjoy documenting places that I visit, with an emphasis on cultural diversity. I have used a number of different camera systems and formats throughout the years, but now I exclusively use Canon equipment. My camera gear currently consists of the following:

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 20D

Canon EF 300mm f2.8 L IS USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM

Canon Extender EF 1.4x II

Canon Extender EF 2x II

Canon 580 EX Speedlite

Canon 430 EX II Speedlite

Canon Vertical Grip BG-E7

Gitzo Mountaineer GT3531 Tripod

Gitzo GH3780QR Center Ball Head

Gitzo GS5370XL Quick Release Plate

LowePro Vertex 200AW Camera Backpack (which, believe it or not, holds all of my gear and can, apparently, be taken as inflight baggage on airplanes!)

And to spot wildlife I use a pair of Canon 12×36 IS II binoculars!

I presently live and work in Japan, but I travel often to Thailand and Australia and places in between. I offer my services as a guide to visitors to Japan, so if you are a birder or other nature lover and want assistance in getting the most out of this country’s wildlife and scenery, leave a comment.

I hope you enjoy the images on this site. All images are available as prints and also for licensing, so please contact me with any requests and I’ll provide further details. Comments and constructive criticism are always welcome!