Shot three years ago on Shinjuku station. Contax 645.
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.
Not much to say here really. Maybe different to my usual efforts which is why this might have finally made the cut.
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.
Late night bike parking.
Another Friday night at the station
Well, government men but they are not really G-men as referred to in Wikipedia (FBI). When I shot this the hasselblad back was dying and was causing a lot of overlapping of frames. I like the picture but have never used it cause of the overlap at the top of the frame. Obvious solution if not very pure.
Looking for a way to escape, he looks back only to discover the best possible route blocked.
Sometimes being a foreigner with a Hasselblad at 7:30am near Tokyo station means you're not going to blend in the with the rest of the crowd hence the look I've managed to capture on the mans face. This doesn't usually happen. Most of the time I'm ignored (and not just in this country!) but it seems, in this instance, it makes the shot with him looking down. Aahh the time (and film) you can waste on a weekday morning near the station.
Sometimes you find a gem in the crowd.