Shot in 2009 in Shinjuku. I must go back and take a few more before the place is gone.
Most likely the Ginza or Marunouchi line in 2009. Bessa R2A.
This must have been taken more than a year ago now. Just before Skytree opened. I've not been up. I have found the area to be completely uninteresting - except a small shrine located quite near that has a bit of atmosphere and personality. The mall next to Skytree was nothing special. Same old stores in a different location. I'm sure the view is good if you actually go up. Love the little plane in the shot. Which is the main reason for posting it.
This has to be one of the best shot's I've taken in a long while. I'd developed it a few months ago and had left it jammed in my Annie Leibovitz book to flatten out (you gotta maximize the value from those expensive books). I'd finally managed to get a few new rolls developed over the weekend and discovered several sleeves in the book I'd forgotten about.This shot popped right off the neg. It seems to have a timeless quality to it I'd like to explore more of.
Yurakucho on a Friday night. You have to know where to look but there is some entertainment to be had watching the salary men return home at the end of the week.
I was about to post a similar but lesser image and realized that this shot was not in my main 50mm.jp collection. What an omission! Shot using a Voigtlander Bessa R2A I have tried to repeat this shot countless times with other cameras with no success. This image really describes how Tokyo can feel sometimes or at least feel to the locals.
If you have an monitor running 1920x1200 then open your browser to max and view th slide show. Rather than cut these sequence of shots up I've left them how I've scanned them. When scanning 35mm I usually scan the whole strip to see what I've got and then go back and scan the ones I like at a higher resolution. The last part I never get round to doing. I just scan the strip and forget about it. I don't think any of these shots (maybe 1) have seen the light of day. I have a crap load of these. Figured this sequence was not a bad one in terms of quality vs number of shots taken.
Questions, comments and feedback are always welcome.
Another archive shot. Shot it way too dark but love the effect the developer had on the neg. These people look almost posed waiting for the train.
From the archive
This really sums up the life of people in Toyko. "I'm living here but would rather be somewhere else".
So the sharp eye will notice that the book is not covered nor is the regular shape of a Japanese novel. The guy reads English! It's the little thing's like this that make the train journey interesting (for the most part).
One from the archives while I take time out to process a bunch of pics I took the other week.Shot in Shinjuku during the rainy season I guess. Provia 400x pushed to 1600 as always.
Sometimes you find a gem in the crowd.