Nagasaki

As we continued I saw a floating world far in the distance. A sea of lights hung in the sky – something I have only seen one other time in my life. The first time was the floodlights of a fleet of fishing boats somewhere over the East China Sea, this time though, it was it was the shining lights from the top of the mountain.

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Osaka

I collapsed into the bed at the hotel and relaxed for just a moment. It had been five years since I last set foot in Osaka.

A light rain was falling outside my window, the beginning of autumn, the beginning of an adventure. The place was in Bentencho, in the south-west. I grabbed my gear and followed the path under a covered shopping street and under a rail bridge. A group of kids passed me by on their bicycles, I asked them where the old town was, they said to go north. I wandered past the ominous form of the Kyocera Dome and followed the rivers and canals. I was walking past streets and houses that would only be a memory in Tokyo…

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Tokyo Nights

The title of his series, DERIVE, means to ‘drift through the city’. Cody spends a lot of time wandering and exploring the aging skyscrapers and cityscapes of Tokyo.

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Cody Ellingham
Akan: Lost World

Akan is located in the farthest reaches of Hokkaido, in the North of Japan. The photo series explores the lakes and mountains of the area. Though the subject matter is different from his previous work, Cody sees a deep connection between his home country, New Zealand, and Akan.

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Cody Ellingham