Author Archives: Del Cook

Behind the Scenes look at the Photo Shoot for 15 Recipes Cookbook

15 Recipes Book Photoshoot Del Cook author Kikusumi Press

One of the exciting projects we are working on at Applewasabi is a 15 Recipes for Kikusumi cookbook that will offer a sample of the cookbook series to come.  The book will offer a few recipes in several categories that give a glimpse of our approach to teaching cooking.  Cooking for 25 years in kitchens across the […]

Capturing the Magic of Miyajima Japan – Island of the Gods in Black and White

Mysterious Island of the Gods – Miyajima Japan in Black and White Miyajima Island is considered to be one of the most scenic spots in Japan, a spiritual place to Japanese and a must visit for tourists.  It is also a brilliant spot for black and white photography.  Sometimes referred to as the Island of Gods it appears to […]

Box Prototype for Kikusmi Diamond Knife Sharpener

Thoughts on the Packaging Design for the Kikusumi Knife Sharpener Box Working on a Box Prototype for the Kikusumi diamond electric knife sharpener called KS-2 that will be introduced to the market in 2017.  Kikusumi is the kitchen tool brand of  Tokyo design firm Applewasabi which began as an exploration into the relationship between people and […]

Thoughts on Choosing a Street Photography Lens

Choosing a Street Photography Lens – Thoughts on Technology and Art Street photography is an intriguing niche that places a different set of demands on camera lenses and bodies due to physical movement and the uncontrolled nature of both light and objects of focus.  I have been thinking a lot recently about the what criteria […]

Is the $9000 Hasselblad X1D the next step for Medium Format Cameras ?

      Hasselblad X1D Compact Medium-Format Camera Launch Hasselblad is billing the X1D as the world’s first mirrorless medium-format camera.  The iconic Swedish camera-maker is targeting the size-friendly X1D to a customer base that extends beyond its usual professional class.  Founded in 1941, Hasselblad is the leading manufacturer of medium format cameras and lenses.  Handmade in Sweden, […]