Here's Patrik Wallner's contribution to the Cinematographer's Project, World View. Patrick took a crew consisting of Phil Zwijsen, Denny Pham, Walker Ryan, Michael Mackrodt and Nestor Judkins to visit Laurence Keefe in Japan.
"Japan is just a pleasant place to be. Photographers and filmers need not to worry of someone running away with your cmaera or flashes, considering that theft is as uncommon as your chances of getting struck by lightning, which is quite low. Just that burden off your mind makes your trip a little more Zen. I wish the rest of the world would take a few pointers from Japan." from Patrik's interview in TransWorld.
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