vagabond photographer

Kyoto, Japan - March 2023

This was a small and very personalized workshop focused on shooting candid street and documentary photography during the spring sakura (cherry blossom) season.  Andrés, Lou, Sehmuz and Jonathan spent five intense days photographing historic neighborhoods and lively streets in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Nara, and gritty retro futuristic streets of Osaka, Japan.  Scroll down to see a handful of photographs from each participant, as well as behind the scenes photos of the fun had in the amazing region of Kansai Japan!

Would you like to participate in the workshop next year in Kyoto?  Email to express interest and join the pre-registration email list.

Participant Photographs

Andrés Ramos


As I already sensed in the B&H video on complex composition, Jonathan's way of explaining is technical and precise (I can tell he was a programmer, hehe), far from the more vague postures that sometimes artists have.  -Andrés Ramos

Lou Gilbert


Jonathan's priority was on our shooting, not his. Personalized arrival guides for each participant, a daily booking in a meeting room for reviews and timely communication helped the workshop run smoothly.
- Lou Gilbert

Sehmuz Bayhan


First of all thank you for the fantastic workshop. I enjoyed it immensely and I learned a lot as well.  I believe you provided great attention, provided valuable input, and you were very personable. You cared about the students and it showed.  - Sehmuz Bayhan

Behind The Scenes

Photos of Andrés, Lou, Sehmuz and Jonathan out shooting and enjoying Japan. The size of this workshop is kept smaller than other workshops due to how crowded Kyoto is during this time of year as well as how small restaurants are.   Each day is full of 1-1 time with Jonathan, both discussing and practicing photography from morning until night.  Because of the limited size and high demand, it sold out right after being announced publicly.  If you are interested in coming to Kyoto for this workshop next time, please  Email to express interest and join the pre-registration email list.