The Box


the box, the box.

who opened you?

not I, said the heart.

nor I, cried the mind.

for the keeper of the key

had long since died.

the box, the box.

where feelings are stored.

who opened you?

you had vowed,

that you would never be

unlocked again.


I’m feeling something new tonight. Disappointment never felt this sweet before. I realized that the more I embrace this feeling, the more it fades. It’s unfortunate that the same applies to people.

Self Portraits&poem by Reylia Slaby

Sofina (And mini update)

ey you awesome people! How has your week been going? Any adventures? 🙂

Wanted to share an old photo I took of my beautiful friend Sofina, with a re-edit, and wanted to give a little update on my week, and my upcoming trip to the States! I haven’t been this excited in a while. Just the idea of traveling has me dancing around the room.

I haven’t left Japan in about 2 years, so a trip has been long over-due. So far the plan is to travel to L.A and San Francisco, but so far a lot of the plans are up in the air. I’m just looking forward to whatever comes my way along this trip 🙂

Have a great coming Wednesday!



Self portrait


As I was out shopping for photo-shoot props, the wind started to pick up and I decided to try for a self portrait. I like that the scar that starts from under my nose is visible.

This picture was taken in the evening with a (heavy) Nikon D7100, so it was a bit difficult trying to balance it. I’m sure that the few bystanders were a bit amused at this.

Hope everyone is well 🙂





It had been a while since I had taken regular portraits. My friend Sayaka and I were finishing up a conceptual shoot, and I asked if we could take some regular as well. I was happy when she said yes.

This is one of the images that came out. Not only was the light perfect that day,  but Sayaka was perfect for the light. I really enjoyed this shoot for many reasons,  one being that during the short time between meeting her and doing this shoot (About 3 days?) I got to know her and we became friends. It is always a lot better to be able to model someone you are friends with. You not only understand each other, but you both have a lot more fun.

For technicals, this was taken with my Nikon D7100, on a 50mm. These days I rarely use anything more than my 50mm.