_COM2780A little more than a year ago now.

Seated in the corner of this cafe in the Namba centre of Osaka, Japan. It had been a long day and so I was tired but that good kind of alert that comes at the end of a long day of new sights and sounds, tired feets and even a little sense of how to get myself around the sprawling corner of Japan.


DSC01532 DSC01542DSC01569_COM1738DSC01522DSC01458I was in Japan shooting images for a book project called Itamae: My Life in Front of the Cutting Board, by Avi Sternberg. It recounts the trials and tribulations of the author’s journey as an outsider looking in on the world of Japanese fine cuisine, gradually gaining experience and cultural savvy to become a chef. To see more of the photos from this trip, and many from the book, check out this flickr gallery.

Now that I’m finally getting a grip on ‘cinemagraphs‘, I’m reminiscing about that cafe and playing with the decor…



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