2021 Blogging Project: Somewhere in Japan

3 June 10:57 ● 1 min read ● 1 image

Starting January 1 of this year, I began posting a new short essay with an accompanying photograph every Tuesday and Friday. The posts are short and have some thematic link to Japan. The images are all B&W and are all taken in Japan.

I originally undertook this project as a form of creative exercise. During the first year of the pandemic, I fell into a deep depression and my creative work largely fell by the wayside. I was out of practice with my photography and my writing alike. Something had to be done.


Writing on a schedule would force me to rebuild discipline. Doing it in public and writing for an audience would keep me accountable. 


As of this week, I’ve put up 44 posts. It’s been a challenge, for sure, but it’s also been very helpful. It has had precisely the benefit that I’d hoped it would have, and then some. 


I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes. By the end of the year, I’ll have put up 105 posts. It will continue in 2022, though I’m not sure if it’ll keep the same format or if it will evolve a bit. 


You can check out the site and sign up to receive new posts in your email at https://somewherein.jp



David, this is perfect. The photographs are deep, nostalgic. The writing is intimate, moving, captivating. A truly perfect combo.
Looking forward to its continued development over the weeks to come!

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David Munson

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

Photographer and essayist. My philosophy in life is that everything is interesting. I'm here to learn, explore, and share. Saitama City.

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