This was shot back in 2008. At least that was when I scanned the neg. Shot on the Horizon Perfekt in a subway I can't remember at a time I don't recall.
Just like the colours. Shot back in 2011.
Most likely the Ginza or Marunouchi line in 2009. Bessa R2A.
So I guess this is me advertising the exhibition I am part of. Place M
12-18 November 2012. 12pm - 7pm every day.
I'll be there on the 17th and 18th all day. The goal of the exhibition for me I guess is to use this as an excuse to meet people. So feel free to stop by and say hello. I'll be showing a little set I've had stashed away for a long time now. Time to let them see the light of day. Other members:
Took the same train to work for two years and started to notice the different thing's people did while seated in a chair that seemed to be quite out of the way of any trains. What I like about the collect is the randomly different thing's most people are doing at any one time. The series has only been edited to keep the basic format the same (seems I shot more using 35mm than asselblad 120).
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.
Another shot from the many many yet to be published shots.
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).
The 14 to 35 crowd seems to do it a lot but the over 50's? Nice to know the subway is stable enough for her to take care of fine details without getting battered around by the moving car.
Sometimes the strangest elements all come together in a shot when you least expect them to.
Little experiment. Faces of Tokyo on white.
Caught him early one evening on the way home.
Man reads a morning newspaper. Caught on the edge of the frame with the Rolleiflex as I went to work.
From an ongoing series that doesn't seem to have a beginning or an end. This guy at first glanced looked drunk but after closer inspection seemed to have something else wrong with him.This was taken at about 8:45am which, as you can see from the onlookers reaction, gained a bit of attention. He managed to get on the train and pass out again and then somehow remembered his station and got off only to pass out again on the platform. Never a dull moment in Tokyo.
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.
It's so easy to go to sleep on the train in Tokyo.
Sometimes you find a gem in the crowd.