Drinking districts in Japan II – Nagasaki with a Leica iiig, 50mm Summitar and Portra 400
My photography is about people but often without people – stories in objects and surroundings about their lives and lifestyles.
Nagasaki (city) is a historically famous port. The only place in Japan to allow foreigners entry for trade (albeit to a small controlled island ‘Deshima’) for three centuries. The Portuguese brought new cuisine (‘Tempura’ – food in batter – and ‘Castella’ – a type of pound cake), the Spanish brought Christianity, but the Dutch and British were were more interested in making money so traded without religious connections.