Iwamoto's Photos

Painting with light.

Brandon Iwamoto is a freelance photographer based in Aurora, Colorado, USA

A leftover photo I didn’t post earlier, from Harajuku.

A leftover photo I didn’t post earlier, from Harajuku.

I found it quite appropriate that it rained on the day I got to see the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. I struggled a bit with how to photograph the Dome in such a way that it not look like your average, every day tourist shot. This is the best I could do (keep in mind, I was hanging out with my cousins and a couple of hungry babies, so time was limited).

I found it quite appropriate that it rained on the day I got to see the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. I struggled a bit with how to photograph the Dome in such a way that it not look like your average, every day tourist shot. This is the best I could do (keep in mind, I was hanging out with my cousins and a couple of hungry babies, so time was limited).

A man napping on a bench by his girlfriend next to the Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni.

A man napping on a bench by his girlfriend next to the Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni.

Another shot of tourists walking up to the famous Torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima.

Another shot of tourists walking up to the famous Torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima.

Got a little wet near the end of my time on Miyajima, thanks to the incoming typhoon.

Got a little wet near the end of my time on Miyajima, thanks to the incoming typhoon.

Sorry for the delay folks, I was internet-less while visiting family in Hiroshima! Needless to say, they spoiled the heck out of me and made that whole portion of my trip absolutely unforgettable.
Here’s a quick shot from Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) on Miyajima to whet your appetite.
Cheers from Osaka!
/Brandon

Sorry for the delay folks, I was internet-less while visiting family in Hiroshima! Needless to say, they spoiled the heck out of me and made that whole portion of my trip absolutely unforgettable.

Here’s a quick shot from Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) on Miyajima to whet your appetite.

Cheers from Osaka!

/Brandon

Hanging onto the railings inside the passing Joban Line train at Minami-Senju station in Tokyo.

Hanging onto the railings inside the passing Joban Line train at Minami-Senju station in Tokyo.

Cross walk near Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Cross walk near Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Snagged a few random shots of the Denver Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) on Saturday after work between dancing and seeing friends.

One Week Later

Boston Globe’s Big Picture blog is without a doubt one of the best photo blogs out there today, and their persistence in covering the crisis in Japan is unrivaled. Take a look, what a stark contrast between a disaster here and disasters elsewhere.

/Brandon