About Mike Cash

I am an American living in Japan and working as a truck driver. The majority of photos I share here will be photos taken at work, and while seated at the wheel of my truck. The limitations this places on the shots I can get are what help to keep it interesting for me. Macro and low-angle shots are nearly impossible. Telephoto shots from 8 feet above the ground, handheld shots with the truck rumbling and shaking, only a few quick seconds to spot something and get the shot before the traffic light changes or the traffic jam spurts forward another 10 feet. That's my photo environment.

On my days off I like to go back into the mountains surrounding my town and get away from everybody; some photos will be from those moments.

I am the staff photographer for a traditional Japanese dancing group and around the times I do some photos from them you'll see a flurry of photos of kimono-clad ladies.

Photography Equipment

Cameras
Pentax K20D
Pentax K100D
Pentax Spotmatic ESII
Pentax ME
Pentax SV
Yashica Electro 35 GS/GSN/GTN
Yashica D TLR
Yashicaflex A2 TLR
Konica Flashmatic
Konica S
Wester Autorol
Mamiya Six
Ansco Shur-Shot
Meica 35
Kodak #2 Cartidge Hawkeye Brownie Model C
Some I forgot to mention

Lenses
S-M-C Takumar 28/3.5
S-M-C Takumar 35/3.5
SMC Takumar 50/1.4
SMC Takumar 55/1.8
Super Takumar 85/1.9
S-M-C Takumar 105/2.8
S-M-C Takumar 135/3.5
Super Takumar 200/4
Pentax M42 Bellows Unit
SMC-A 28/2.8
SMC-M 50/1.4
SMC-A 50/2
SMC-A 35-105/3.5
Lens Baby 2.0
Tamron 28-75/2.8

Flash Gear
Pentax AF200T (x2)
Pentax AF280T
National PE-3057
Flash Waves radio triggers
7' light stand
45" dual purpose umbrella

Software
Lightroom 2.1
IrfanView
The GIMP
Noiseware