Photographing the Shinkansen: Higashi-Hiroshima

As I have posted about before, when it comes to photographing the shinkansen, I prefer not to take pictures at stations. There are times – particularly when you are travelling on a stopping-service – when it is convenient to do so, getting a shot of a passing train (pictures of stopped trains tend to be…

Favourite Photos: Genbaku Dome

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during trip to Hiroshima in 2013. I chose this image as my mind is focussed on Hiroshima, and other nuclear issues, due to attending a conference at the University of Cologne…

Preferring Live Action over Anime – Hadashi-no-Gen

Over the past week, for work on my the conference paper I will give in May (see Splitting Atomic Symbolism: Differing Words, Images, and Sounds of a Nuclear World), I have re-watched Hadashi-no-Gen (はだしのゲン) (Barefoot Gen) (dir. Masaki, 1983), watched Hadashi-no-Gen 2 (Barefoot Gen 2) (dir. Hirata, 1986) and watched Hadashi-no-Gen (Barefoot Gen) (dir. Nishiura…

Jaws For A Minute Podcast Appearance

I recently joined Sarah and MJ on the magnificent “Jaws for a Minute” podcast. You can hear the full episode – Episode 69 The Chump with the Pump – using this link. I really hope that listeners will enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed taking part. I think you can listen to…

Jaws For A Day

This post was originally posted on The Daily Jaws. If “Jaws” has a day of the year, it’s probably 4 July or possibly 29/30 July to coincide with the attack on the USS Indianapolis. I suspect for some fans of the movie, there’s not a day that goes by that isn’t Jaws day. For me…

My Top Movies and TV Shows

This post provides a list of my favourite movies/TV programmes. It is based on the ratings that I have given them on IMDb. Given that IMDb hasn’t been around as long as I have, I suspect that there are many titles that I have forgotten to add – they may get added in due course….