Author Archives: anatol

5G or Perfect Day in St. Petersburg

It was 10pm Saturday night when I decided that I had enough. I spent whole month with no single holiday, with no single get away from Moscow. I had to do it just for a change. I threw cameras and … Continue reading

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Выставка закончилась – выставка продолжается!

Моя первая выставка в России завершилась. Для тех, кто не смог ее посетить, я публикую все выставочные фотографии на этом сайте с коротким пояснением. Это была ретроспективная выставка целиком посвященная Японии. Я провел там 12 лет и накопил несколько шкафов … Continue reading

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My exhibition opens – Soon!

I am pleased to invite those my fans who happens to be in Moscow or its vicinity to my personal photo exhibition! It called “40 images of Japan” and opens on Nov 3. Anatol Filin. 40 images of Japan November … Continue reading

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One summer morning I woke-up at dawn, threw my camera and lenses into a bag and got out of house. This was in tiny village of Ferapontovo which is located 400 km north from Moscow, and famous for it’s beautiful … Continue reading

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Solovki my love

First time I went there when I was 20. Last time I did year ago. That’s it, I been visiting Solovki for last 20 years! Twenty years ago the entire White Sea was special restricted travel zone and off limits … Continue reading

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Blogger Junior

Peter just flew back to Moscow. He was busy studying in St.Mary’s, swimming, surfing, kayaking, chatting on the Internet, Disneylanding and … blogging. Just kidding! But he did manage to built his own small site which I will be hosting … Continue reading

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Back to the USSR!

Plane landed in Moscow Sheremetyevo International airport around 5:30 pm, customs, luggage, taxi, hotel. Weather is 25 C, everybody in short sleeves. By 8:15 we are by the Red Square. Lot of people, police cordons. Sounds of music. Got standing … Continue reading

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J Quiz

That’s what I discovered in the backpack of my Japanese friend heading to azure seas and sand beaches of Okinawa. Guess what is it?

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Recollection of snow

It usually happens no more then once during Tokyo winter. Snowfall instantly changes scaly face of Tokyo. It’s like geisha’s make-up hides old pores and wrinkles. Unfortunately it melts away in day or two. I like snow and usually try … Continue reading

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Roppongi rickshaws

Those who lived in Big Mikan know: come to Roppongi after half-year and you won’t recognize the place. Your favorite midnight ramen joint turned into massage parlor, the hamburger pit was torn down and replaced by a trendy steel-and-glass boutique, … Continue reading

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ExSlim, Exif and Roppongi Hills

Even if you live in a cave for past 5 years, by now you know that Roppongi Hills Eighth Wonder of the World has been opened. I took these photos of the tower from the Nishi-Azabu crossing with my petty … Continue reading

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I’ve got a body

Since I am getting inquires on what equipment I use for my photography and for producing this site, I decided to blog it. I am not sure if it’s of any help or even interest to anybody, but at least … Continue reading

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Bicycle Doctor Hara

There are different ways to live in Japan as a foreigner. You can go out, eat and drink to Roppongi, cut your hair at Australian hairdresser and ride your BMW to exclusive gym at the top of a skyscraper to … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs

Easter was celebrated by Tokyo Orthodox community this Sunday. Lots of eggs were boiled, painted, blessed and eaten. Boiled and painted eggs along with baked Easter bread called kuliches (куличи) are used to break long fast. The colorful tradition dates … Continue reading

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Election Uproar

It’s difficult to surprise those who spent in Japan couple of years. When you wake up to the sound of a loudspeaker chanting the same mantra thousand times while slowly approaching your house, you instantly know: election time has arrived. … Continue reading

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