Finally did a little purposeful shooting the other day.
Unusual is Shibuya’s normal.
One of my first pictures with the Leica M10 and the Super Elmar 21mm f/3.4.
I'm sitting on a little set of images I seem to have grown quite fond of over the last week. The title says it all. I could end up making parts through to 19 or thereabouts but I might hold off a bit. I'm always unsure if the images are all too the same to be a little series or they are different enough. I've managed to break to usual habits so far. One is to not sit on these for half a year and procrastinate. And the other being I may end up calling this a set and moving on for fear of never completing the series.
I think the blog might just be a good place to think out aloud and let new ideas form.
Coin laundries in Tokyo come in all shapes and sizes. I've seen few fancy ones and more than a few run down, barely working places. What I'm really interested in is getting shots of people in them waiting but given their size it seems like a difficult task. I hope add a few more in the coming months. Wondering if this can turn into something.
Oh, I almost forgot. This one happens to be just up the street from me. I'd been meaning to shoot it for months but hadn't gotten around to it until now.
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.
Birthday girl in Shibuya last Friday.
Revisiting old ideas after a long hiatus.
Sometimes when you shoot people on the street you can catch them at a less than flattering moment. I have my own opinions about how I view the image but feel free to express yours in the comments. I'm interested to see how people interpret the scene :-)
Just like the colours. Shot back in 2011.
More adventures with the Holga.
There is a block of public apartments near where I live that runs about 8 or 9 stories high. Access to the stairs leading to the top floor is open so I took a visit on a mid Sunday afternoon conveniently missing the sign (I discovered on another day) that said no trespassing or the police will be called. Thank god I didn’t get caught.)
Having now been up their and shot a role or two I’m keen to access a place with the same kind of view with the same hight and a lot less risk.
Tokyo is a lot more interesting when you can see beyond your own nose.
Shot using expired Chinese 100ASA film which helps produce the really spotting images.
A little view of me.
Shooting Chinese 100 asa expired film around the neighbourhood.
It took a bit of digging to recall when this photo was taken. Actually I should have just looked at the exif data rather than going through my blog archives. October 13, 2012 we all went to dinner after discussing how we would put the exhibition together . Having missed last year I think we're due for another.
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.
And so my friend Stephan is leaving Japan for the US. He will be missed and I wish him well. I am glad he is following his dream and I look forward to hearing about his adventures.