Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi

Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi Jesse reflects on street photography extraordinaire Haruto Hoshi’s last book Whistle, a wild ride of captivatingly raw and occasionally uncomfortable images showing life in Japan’s megacities. Don’t nobody go nowhere. Arriving off the heels of Seiji Kurata, enter Haruto Hoshi. His 2007 release, Luminance of Streets was an instant […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Spider’s Strategy by Osamu Kanemura

Jesse’s Book Review – Spider’s Strategy by Osamu Kanemura Jesse shares with us how he stumbled upon a gem and reviews a uniquely interesting take on the urban chaos that we all know as Tokyo. Don’t go anywhere, folks. This one is fun! Was quite randomly asked over an Instagram message to talk about photography […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Mexican Notebooks

Jesse’s Book Review -Mexican Notebooks by Henri Cartier-Bresson Jesse’s back and he takes on HCB’s latest tome. Of course you can expect a touching and intimate look at everyday life in Mexico through the eyes of a legend. Guess the obvious review would have been The Decisive Moment. Hardly anything more one can say about […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Ravens

Jesse’s Book Review – Ravens by Masahisa Fukase It has been a bit quiet on the site as things have been busy, but Jesse decided to use the time to tackle one of the truly great Japanese photobooks, Ravens by Masahisa Fukase. And it is well worth the read. Check it out. “…art is made […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica by Ihee Kimura This time around Jesse tackles a book that a few people have mentioned to me lately. A really special book for the Leica buffs out there. Japan Through a Leica is really first and foremost a collector’s book. The first edition was released in […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Otherland by Simon Becker

Jesse’s Book Review – Otherland by Simon Becker It is always nice to see your friends putting out great work, so when my friends Simon Becker sent me a copy of his book I knew I had to get Jesse to review it. Check it out. Was at the Japan Camera Hunter office the other […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Katsura by Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Jesse’s Book Review – Katsura by Yasuhiro Ishimoto Jesse has been discovering all sorts of interesting books lately. This time he pours over the work of Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Check it out. Katsura is one of those books that was on my Amazon wish list for ever and over the years has tripled in value and […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Ice Box by Ushioda Tokuko

Jesse’s Book Review – Ice Box by Ushioda Tokuko It takes me a while to get them up, by Jesse keeps on working away, producing these fantastic reviews. This time delves into a book that looks at our innermost secrets. As a child mornings were always the best. I often had nightmares so as far […]

Jesse’s Book Review – écriture by Kenjiro Akama

Jesse’s Book Review – écriture by Kenjiro Akama Jesse is back with another great book review. This time by Japanese photographer Kenjiro Akama. Check it out. Circa 2010, anyone who said they were a photographer in Tokyo…was for the most part a film shooting street photographer. So much has changed since then, where now in […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Sunlanders by Sean Lotman

Jesse’s Book Review – Sunlanders by Sean Lotman Jesse has been very busy lately, with a new job and a new series of interviews coming. But he has made some time to put another book review together. This one is special to us as Sean is a mutual friend to both Jesse and I. I feel […]