March 25, 2014
Chasing the Aurora.

A neon green sky is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Checkout a few more of my favorite shots from the trip here.

November 1, 2013
Jidouhanbaiki, konbini, and saketen.

From the second I got off the plane at Narita Airport in 2002 and saw my first jidouhanbaiki (drink vending machine) I was fascinated with them. That fascination has only grown over the years and every trip I make to Japan I’m always on the lookout for jidouhanbaiki and the newest drink I’ve not tasted yet. This is a map I’ve been working on that documents the 152 vending machines I’ve walked past or used on my way to and from my hotel to Kyoto or Gojo Stations. It also shows konbini and sake stores I’ve been to in the area too. If you’re in Portland you can check it out at Hellion Gallery on November 7th in their group show called ‘Cartographers Delight’.

July 1, 2013
Missing Japan.

Three things I miss the most in Japan. Eating all the amazing food. Seeing Mt Fuji. Sleeping, sitting or walking on tatami mats—plus the way they smell too.

June 26, 2013
Exquisite Corpse.

An Exquisite Corpse was a piece of art that Surrealists used to do where one artist would start a drawing, painting, or collage and then pass it off to another artist to continue. Belgrade design studio, Lorem Ipsum, took this idea got some great designers from around the world involved and put on an awesome show. Each designer was only given a 2cm section of the piece of art that needed to be continued. To checkout photos of the show and a video of the opening night go here. Photo credit goes to Lorum Ipsum.

June 21, 2013
A Flat Perspective #8