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Comments on this portfolio:

Pablo del Solar , May 25, 2005; 07:00 P.M.

Your black and white folder is excellent. I like the fact that many thing are going on at the same time in the same place and your skill to capture that moment in a very relaxed way. PDS

Gino Tumbarello , June 26, 2005; 08:48 P.M.



Ali B. Sufyan , August 08, 2005; 05:35 A.M.

I salute your look at world: witnessing the daily life of ordinary people. regards

Maria Bostenaru , October 22, 2005; 08:43 A.M.

Hi Toshio,

you have some great photos of capturing the genius loci in architecture and architecture detail.

see you on photo.net Maria

Jim Callum , July 23, 2006; 08:21 P.M.

I've enjoyed browsing though your work Toshio. I've especially been drawn to your black and white images. Regards,

Toshio Tamaki , July 29, 2006; 10:21 A.M.


Thank you for your comment on my portfolio. I liked your B&W very much too. I wish I could see them as actual prints. It is very rare to find darkroom quality images on the net these days. Thanks again.


Umberto Pini , September 30, 2006; 07:13 P.M.

Great black and white folders ! I liked all your photos. Umberto - Milano

Maria Hrabinska , October 19, 2006; 03:06 P.M.

Oh, Toshio, you have already very nice travel photos from Europe! I should look at your portfolio before writing answer to your comment on one of my photos. It is interesting to see how you capture Europe. Above all, your architecture photos are outstanding! To find something original on the sceneries you already know from so many photos is so difficult but you managed it very well. Maria

Ricioppo Francesco , November 28, 2006; 08:26 A.M.


Really great portfolio, it full load me with old emotions!

Kenneth Fugate , December 28, 2006; 08:26 A.M.

Hello friend

I would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a Good New Year! And say thank you for your support with your ratings and comments on my work over the last year. We are hoping to post some good weather photos this year. We start shooting sky photos in April thanks again for supporting my work.

Best wishes Ken Fugate Stormphoto.net

Alfredo Muñoz de Oliveira , January 10, 2007; 04:18 A.M.

Hi Toshio

First of all thank yu very much for your kind comments in my portfolio! its always good to get some feedback and recognition in what you do with passion!

Also to congratulated you for your wonderfull photos in B&W!

my best regards Alfredo

Adan Wong , February 02, 2007; 11:19 P.M.

You are very talented and your B&W portfolio has some of the best photos in that genre that I have seen. Thank you for sharing.

Anders Hingel , February 04, 2007; 03:12 P.M.

Toshio, you have a series of very good B/W photos that shows a particular personal style that calls for attention. Your low contrast cityscapes are especially good in my eye and create a novel way of looking at scenes many of which I also have had a go on. You are special. Don't change your style.

Philippe Rapoport , February 16, 2007; 04:23 P.M.

Toshio, your people pictures are incredibly good! I love their humanity and every day strangeness.

REGINALD BARRAS , April 21, 2007; 03:10 P.M.


damn, i like your work, and what a keen eye,,,i am envious....

Paul F , April 24, 2007; 12:47 P.M.

Hi Toshio

Had a breeze through your portfoilo after seeing your contribution on Old and Ancient with Kyoto detail. Very enjoyable - your distinctive style does come through very strongly both in B & W and colour.



Shannon Disney , May 18, 2007; 12:52 P.M.

I enjoyed your portfolio. The b/w are very nice. Smile,,,

Cedrico Fernandez , May 20, 2007; 08:50 A.M.


.. your photos are just great.. every capture/composition is interesting. You have a very decipline/educated sight in search for images and you captured them well. Thank you for sharing your portfolio.

Tim Holte , September 03, 2007; 06:01 P.M.

You have an interesting way of seeing the world around you! It is a pleasure to view some of it. Thank You!

Thodoris Tzalavras , September 07, 2007; 08:29 A.M.

Inspiring portfolio. I like your use of the frame inside a frame in your compositions. I especially like your B&W work.

Will be visiting for more. Regards.

Pierre Villeneuve , September 07, 2007; 09:51 P.M.

a nice sociel critique of our fast evolving wolrd. Very divers and nice portfolio thank you for sharing

Charalampos-Philip Iossifidis , October 20, 2007; 04:30 A.M.

Excellent B&W protfolio with amazing compositions and impeccable tonal range! All the best!

Mikel Arrizabalaga , October 21, 2007; 03:31 A.M.

Good work Toshio

Your B&W work is suberb.Congrats.

Crapanzano Gianpaolo , October 23, 2007; 08:35 A.M.


Nice B/W images, and nice alls. With compliments Gianpaolo

Dennis Aubrey , November 01, 2007; 01:08 A.M.

Terrific portfolio ...

... I've just spent quite a bit of time in your "Stranger" portfolio and frankly am stunned. These are some very special images. Am glad to see that some of the better photographers here on PN have found them, because they deserve to be seen. Congratulations.

George Pentzikis , November 04, 2007; 04:00 A.M.

Great portfolio. Unique view of the ordinary. Congratulations.

Loic Brohard , November 11, 2007; 09:11 A.M.

Kotobuki !

Toshio-san, I am so glad I did find your portfolio thanks to a photo critique request. I have spent some time admiring your portfolio, and this is first-class work. I won't be original compared to the comments you already got : I am of course so much attracted by your B&W shots... until I saw the color ones ! What else can I say ?!! Respect. Please continue to post more, and thanks for sharing these admirable shots. Kotobuki !

Juan Guerrero , November 17, 2007; 07:28 P.M.

the other day a photographer from my town denied me his help to make me be into the proyect of a book that the city gobernment delegation has put in his hands. i asked why and he said i have won no prizes and that my pictures are not original and no-sense between them. i told him i was realizing he hadnt quietly watch my portfolio. thank you for your words. for an artitst who is in his first steps it means so much strenght increasing (coming from someone with so nice works).

Billy Syk. , December 08, 2007; 08:16 P.M.

very good portfolio!

I wish more could learn to see it and assess it's worth right. You deserve it. your b/w are really a serious piece of work that MUST be printed and booksold

Eva Garcia , December 10, 2007; 11:59 A.M.

First of all, thanks for your comments in my photos, and to make me discover your fantastic portfolio! Your work it's really good. I love your B&W. Congrats.I'll follow your work.

Pang-Dian Fan , December 21, 2007; 12:20 P.M.

Hello Toshio. Thanks for your comments on one of my B+W photos. I'm glad they led me to your portfolio. Lots of great pictures, especially in B+W.

Peter Mead , December 22, 2007; 11:05 A.M.

I very much respect the communication I get from your presented images. You are a true photographer.

Laurent-Paul Robert , January 02, 2008; 11:14 A.M.

Hello, I'm very glad photo.net chose one of your photo for the photo of the week, giving me the opportunity to discover your work which is really amazing. There is so much to think about and to learn from your art. Thank you very much

Zlatko Atanasoski , January 02, 2008; 12:27 P.M.

Hi Toshio

My compliments, maestro of B/W photo.

JDM von Weinberg , January 02, 2008; 08:22 P.M.

I saw your 'best' photo on the elves' site. That drew me to your portfolio. It is really fine. I am very pleased to become acquainted with your work and will be back to see what new you've done.

Tom Sheridan , January 04, 2008; 04:14 P.M.

In Plain Black & White ...

...a worthy portfolio!

Ben Huybrechts , January 04, 2008; 04:43 P.M.

Thank you for your comment on my picture Love in Paris. I visited your portfolio and apparently we have been visiting the same places. Your portfolio shows your talent and I will be back to learn. The lack of biography, your Japanese name and just a few pictures taken in Japan, makes me wonder... Anyway akemashite omedetou gozaimasu ...

Toshio Tamaki , January 04, 2008; 04:53 P.M.


Akemashite omedetou.

I have not written my biography but you can see a part of it on my presentation, "The Stranger". Thank you for the comment....Toshio

Tim Holte , January 09, 2008; 10:44 P.M.

If you come to Milwaukee, email me and I will give you a tour. I like your work and appreciate your talent.

Toshio Tamaki , January 10, 2008; 08:24 A.M.


I like that. Last time I was in Milwaukee was 30 years ago...Toshio

Nuno Moura , January 11, 2008; 05:56 P.M.

Nice portfolio !

Ciceri Roberto , January 14, 2008; 01:34 A.M.


Thanks first of all for the compliments, yours are very beautiful photo, mine photos in black and white with the snow they have been gone some in my city, Milan , and the others in Alto Adige - Dolomiti. Roberto

Photo Fun , January 16, 2008; 04:58 A.M.

Hi Toshio,

First of all congratulations for being chosen POW.For me this photo is incredible -I have a great admiration for owls ! Also thanks for you thoughts on my portfolio.About your photos it will be a great pleasure to came from time to time and look over your great slices of life captures. Best regards, Bebe

Bob Archer , January 24, 2008; 04:02 P.M.

Hi Toshio,

Greatly appreciate your comments on my bored dog on the hot roof. Myself, I just go through my day frameing this world all the time and when I have my camera at hand I grab the scene, that's it. Just love it. I like the strong contrast within the content of your pictures and your experimental flair. Great portfolio. Will be watching !

Regards, Bob

Brenda Bryant , February 01, 2008; 01:20 P.M.

Black and White

Your black and white images are FANTASTIC!! Beautiful tones!

Alex Milarakis , February 05, 2008; 03:25 A.M.

Very beautiful portofolio with a variety of excellent artistic photos. Especially I like your B&W photos excellent artistic work. Congrats !

Steffen Zamhoefer , August 16, 2008; 03:42 P.M.

Your portfolio is full of wonderful BW works. Very intensive and often strictly geometrical compositions. My compliments! - best regards - Steffen

Salvador Penaloza , August 25, 2008; 11:39 P.M.

Congratulations, you have an excellent portfolio, just great, your shots are just amazing, Felicidades //Salvador

Fritz Eckert , December 08, 2008; 08:31 P.M.


Your stuff is absolutely amazing! I've been at it 40 years and I can only hope to get one or two like you've found. Congratulations, both for the B&W and the exquisite art.

Dave Hollander , March 07, 2009; 06:51 P.M.

A very impressive portfolio ! Thanks for sharing your unique and refined vision.

Billy K. , April 14, 2009; 09:22 A.M.

wonderful work here, a strong portfolio. keep posting! regards, B.

Haig Tchamitch , March 27, 2010; 05:56 A.M.

Hi Toshio, love your portfolio, especially your b&w shots.. I've also enjoyed your posts in the 'no words' forum. Cheers, Haig

Attilio Peschiera , January 05, 2011; 04:44 P.M.

Hi Toshio!

I like your portoflio, great photos !

Gianluigi Albanese , June 20, 2011; 02:20 A.M.

Your portfolio is very interesting. I really like the way you take pictures and in particular the use of BW.


Mário Azevedo , June 29, 2011; 03:47 A.M.

Wonderful portfolio! Take care, Mário

Don Hauschild , June 30, 2011; 12:37 A.M.

Enchanting Photos

Konbanwa Tomaki San

I have visited your galleries; I have never spent such a long time viewing someone's work as I spent looking at yours. They are unusually thought provoking, and instantly engage your eyes, very deep I would say. Thank you for posting them. Forgive me if my greeting in Japanese is incorrect.  When I was younger I studied Aikido for many years, and at times with students of Mohirei Ueshiba, Osensi. Much of the instruction was in Japanese; now, out of neglect, I don't remember as much.


Gerry Siegel (Honolulu) , July 07, 2011; 09:53 P.M.

Wonderful sense of design and feeling for use of space.  I like it.

Sandy Vongries , March 20, 2016; 04:18 P.M.

You have an excellent eye, plus a deft, skillful hand with monochrome. Though your color is excellent as well, in my opinion the B&W is a stand out. All the best, Sandy

Massimo Lodato , March 29, 2016; 05:28 P.M.

Hi Toshio, stunning portfolio, beautiful b/w, deep emotions. Thanks for sharing!

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