Why this blog?
The why is simple. I’m thinking out loud. Or, probably more precisely, I’m using this blog as an imaginary listener to sound my thoughts off.
What am I thinking about? The original answer to that question is that I was thinking about the then current Fujifilm X-Pro 1, and whether or not to buy one. A lot has changed since then, and now while still focused on Fujifilm X-Series cameras, my thoughts here are much more general.
Also, as a native English speaker living in a country where English is not in wide use, I seldom have the opportunity to use written English in anything more than a rudimentary and highly repetitive way, so this is also a chance to meet the desire to simply express myself in written form in my native tongue.
Incidentally, my name is Dean Johnston, and I live and work in Japan, where I have a modest portrait business and where I also teach communicative English (i.e conversation) at the university level.
A confession – I didn’t take the photos that auto rotate through this blog’s headers. They are the default ones from WordPress. It was just easier to leave them in place. The exception is; in posts where I have included photos, I will probably have set the page headers for those posts to one of my own photos.
And, for no particular reason, I might also at times include what I’m listening to as I type. Which, in this case, would be the Norma Fraser version of The First Cut is the Deepest.