Japanese citizen of British descent living in southern Tokyo. Not a professional photographer by any means, but would like to generally improve the quality of the pictures I take so all constructive criticism is welcomed.


Current Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark ii
580 EX ii Speedlite
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF 135mm f/2.8 (with Softfocus)

Wish List
EF 24-105mm f/4L USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM
TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift

Use of Images
Except where marked otherwise, all images are published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial licence. This means you may freely link to, modify, print, distribute or publish images without additional permission, providing the following conditions are met:

1) Each image be clearly attributed to the copyright holder (see below).
2) Each image published online (except as a PDF/scanned version of a printed publication) provide a direct link back to either the page the image was originally hosted on, or to this profile page.
3) Use of the image be non-commercial in nature (see below).

For commercial use, a non-exclusive licensing fee of ¥40,000 JPY per image per instance will be charged, but I will happily negotiate a much lower rate if you contact me first. Commercial usage includes free papers that are funded by advertising and websites supporting banner ads. Images are provided "as is", and model releases cannot be provided in most circumstances. It is the sole responsibility of the publisher to ensure that images published are not in violation of any applicable laws.

Note that the use of images on personal websites that contain non-intrusive advertising (such as text based Google Ads) or provider enforced advertising that brings no revenue to the user will generally be exempt from licensing fees providing the website predominantly hosts the user's original editorial or other artistic content, and that conditions (1) and (2) stipulated above are met. If in doubt, please ask.

Images should be attributed to either "Coal Miki", "Kaoru Miki" or "神酒 九龍". In the case of modified images, including by cropping, colour adjustments etc., the attribution should be prefixed by the wording "Image source" or appropriate localised variation thereof.

As of March 16th, 2010, my images may not be used in the United Kingdom without my direct permission under any circumstances until further notice. Here's why.

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    SB_Photography says:

    "roses are red,
    violets are blue,
    coal is a great photographer,
    and it's not because of his mark ll :o)"

    24th December, 2008

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    nikuyakun says:

    "Coal or Miki San as he's known in some circles,
    is one of my favourite photographers on flickr.(I don't comment near enough because ..well. I'm a lazy bugger) but I regularly keep up to date with his work.

    His unique perspective on Japanese people and culture are simply wonderful, as are the unique treatments he applies to his digital photography.

    A real gentleman who is always willing to help with camera related matters when he has time. And more than willing to down a few Ales even when he doesn't ;-P
    His unique style combined with his dry British wit make his photostream an entertaining, daily must see.


    7th September, 2008

December 2005
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