Another medium format Kabukicho shot. This one with the Contax 645 and Fuji Provia 400x.
Well, the image does not do the original story justice but what else am I going to put?Another shot from the scouting mission. I think I am going to need at least a day to re-think my scanning strategy. Not sure if this is before or after I finish all these rolls I have backed up for development.
Can anyone comment on their approach to scanning? I find that dust is a constant issue, followed by flat film and streaks in the film when I scan colour negs.
An old man around the corner from me used to live in this house. I took this shot right next to his house and this one right outside. Actually while I was taking that shot the old guy came out and at first wondered what the hell I was doing outside his front gate but he soon figured it out, gave me a big smile and road off down the street. A few months back I was walking passed, hoping there were more plants to shoot and discovered his bike missing and some of the plants he once had outside gone. I have no idea if he died or just moved but I knew that the house would vanish quickly. This photo and a few others I took will be all that remain of what once used to be here. It's now an empty lot, waiting for some large corporation to buy it, split it in three and sell each one for a million dollars. Just one of the idiosyncrasies of Tokyo life.
Another shot from the many many yet to be published shots.
Shooting with the Rollei 35 is very hit and miss. The focus is all based on distance. There is a finder but you cannot see the focus through it. And shooting at f/2.8 at night and candid photos at that makes this task even more difficult. So I was surprised to see this shot turn out so sharp.
Man reads a morning newspaper. Caught on the edge of the frame with the Rolleiflex as I went to work.
Looking for a way to escape, he looks back only to discover the best possible route blocked.
It's so easy to go to sleep on the train in Tokyo.
Resting up outside Bic Camera in Shinjuku.