Monday, December 14, 2009


auction ending tomorrow, 12/15, 2009.
visit my ebay store, if interested in this camera.
to view the rest of pics, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Philly 08

The 8th weekend-stay in Philadelphia.
To view the full coverage of the weekend, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Gendarc 01

"New York's hottest creators of new dance."

October 17th, 2009
Harlem Stage/ Aaron Davis Hall

To view the full coverage of this event, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Gendarc 1" Showcase Dress Rehearsal

For their upcoming showcase "Gendarc 1", produced by Felicia Swoope.
To view the rest of the dress rehearsal, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Gendarc Dance Showcase
honoring Mr. Michael Leon Thomas
Saturday October 17th, 2009
Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Marian Anderson Theather
West 135th street and Convent Ave (take 1 train to 137th City College stop)
Time: 7pm pre-show Star Entrance, 8pm performance
Tickets: $35 General, $20 Students/Seniors

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Philly 05

Steve Powers aka ESPO's new project with Philadelphia, called "Love Letter", from the fifth weekend at philly.
To view the rest of photos, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Faces of US Open 2009

This is something I got into this summer. I played tennis every weekend. This is also why I still look tanned.
To view the rest of pictures, visit my flickr slideshow or thumbnails.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Aunt Norma's Palm Sunday Red Sauce

She cooks dinner for over 30 family guests at her huge house every year. Both red sauce and pasta are home-made. Yammy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What do I want to be now?

- In a way, I may be in a great position to become a journalist.

A journalist is a person who practises journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues, and people while striving for viewpoints that aren't biased.

Reporters are one type of journalist. They create reports as a profession for broadcast or publication in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, magazines, documentary film, and the Internet. Reporters find sources for their work, their reports can be either spoken or written, and they are often expected to report in the most objective and unbiasedway to serve the public good. A columnist is a journalist who writes pieces that appear regularly in newspapers or magazines.

Depending on the context, the term journalist also includes various types of editors and visual journalists, such as photographers, graphic artists, and page designers.

Journalists put the information in their own words, making it creative in their own way so it will catch the reader's or viewer's attention.

From Wikipedia

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Philadelphia 03b

Philly's Trolley bus, old-fashion looking.
To view the rest of Philadelphia landscapes, visit my flickr slideshow, or Thumbnails.

Philadelphia 03a

A Philly weekend with NY hommies.
To view the full coverage, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know. - Diane Arbus

Salem, NY

A weekend getaway with dancers.
To view the full coverage, visit my flickr slideshow, or thubmnails.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This is where Ron will be living about 5 days a week for the next 10 weeks, making a featured movie. The new kid on the block.
To view the rest of city scape, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shinoki's BBQ Cookout in Brooklyn

Many thanks to Shinoki, the grill master. We got to taste a variety of super-juicy steaks, burgers, and etc...
To view the rest of pictures, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

At Kimie's Wedding Party, 2nd Location

at La Fabrique, a kind of club/Lounge, or basement type space, located in Shibuya, right on the bottom of Spain Hill (スペイン坂).
It's a picture from Kimie's upcoming Wedding Book. I'm in a middle of photo-editing and re-touchings.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Top of the Rock

The breath taking view of the NYC skyline at the top of the Rockafeller Center.  Lovely art-deco interior, as well.  A must see NYC sight. 
To view the rest, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Top of the Rock

The New York Classic.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

I heart SIX

A new T-shirt design for the season, "I heart SIX".  If you know what I mean, ...
Design and photo by Ron Patane

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hug Heaven's new film released!!!

Congratulation, Kimie and Akira!

君枝物語 - Kimie's Story

Click here to view the film. (7 mins)

This film is the story of my friend, Kimie.
It was shown for the first time at her wedding reception in May 16th. 2009, in Tokyo.
It was created by Hugheaven as a congratulation to them.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Connecticut Slice: Tony's Birthday: 2009

Tony was born in Italy. He has immigrated to the USA when he was 19.  Next to him is his sister.  
To view the full coverage of the day, Please visit my flickr Slideshow, or Thumbnails.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Midori Sushi Trip to Umegaoka, Tokyo

mama, amerika-jin, mariko-obachan.

I always miss going to this restaurant in Tokyo. It makes everybody happy...our favorite sushi restaurant in Tokyo. The best value!
To view the full coverage of the night, visit my flickr:  Slideshow, or thumbnails.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Japan Trip 5/07-5/28/2009

This is the church Kimie and Akira had their wedding ceremony at, "Tokyo Cathedral" in Mejiro, Tokyo. The building was designed by Kenzo Tange, one of the most influential Japanese architects. The church was built in 1964.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ron's BDAY KARAOKE PARTY - 2009.03.21

So many great moments!!! Thank you everyone!
To view a full coverage of the night, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumnails.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tokyo gals from early 90's....

One summer night in the early 90's. At some club in Shinjuku, Tokyo.  My high school days.  こわい〜

Since then, two are in NYC, one lived in Miami, one is in Berlin, one is a web designer, one is an interior designer, one got married with G.I. in Yokosuka, one gave a birth of twins, one runs a million-dollar business... as far as I know.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Phi-Phi Island's Underwater

Almost 2 years ago, Ron and I took a trip to Thailand for the first time. In phi-phi island, we hired a boat and a guy for a day to visit unseen world of underwater.  Water was so warm that I never felt cold.  It was quite a surreal experience over all.  

To see the full coverage, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


My brother Taro, and his family, Junet chan and Yuka chan, picking their lunch.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oneta's Xmas Party 2008

Jima family at Oneta' Xmas party.  Oneta creates a special atmosphere where you feel like you are invited to your friend's BD party when you were 5 years old. Warm and peaceful time. 

To see a full coverage of this event, visit my flickr slideshow or thumnails.

Chama's BD Party

Very tasty dessert!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Year's Day 2009

@ Mike's place.  Loads of Japanese New Year traditions, calligraphy, games, and serious drinking, everybody got drunk that night.
To view the full coverage, visit my flickr slideshow or photo gallery

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

2008 book projects

To visit a book store:

I first started making "When We get together" as a Christmas gift for my boy friend's family, whom I've spent last 2 Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays with.

Then I felt bad for my own family whom I haven't spent any time in holidays season for the past 12 years, or so. So I decided to make a book about the last time my mother visited me from Japan, in the fall of 2007. We took a trip to the exotic city of Tulum, Mexico.

Family, this is another motive of production.