Most likely the Ginza or Marunouchi line in 2009. Bessa R2A.
Fashion statement on Shinjuku station 2010. Hasselblad 503cx and 50mm.
Shot three years ago on Shinjuku station. Contax 645.
One day soon when I get motivated I'm going to shoot more of the route I take to and from work by bike. The route that follows the Tama river goes for around 11km and is really only accessible by bike. The above shot is a sample of the kind of thing you see at night along this stretch of river. Hopefully more to come.
I've been going through a series I've been working on - eventually working my way up to editing it in some way that adds meaning to what I have shot (always nice to figure it out in reverse. Kind of like designing a logo and thinking up the bollocks rational after to go with it). I've decided that revisiting the images after about 2 years starts to give you a nice perspective on them. This is one that could well fit into several themes I could have going with the collection. Who knows!? Better to get a few out into the wild than let them all just rot on my drives. I'll make a second call out to those in the know about the editing assistance. I'm sure at some stage the series will see the light of day. In the mean time I'll likely post the ones that don't make it here and the ones that do over to the soon to be revamped 50mm.jp.
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).
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.
Shot (like usual) on the way to work.
Looking for a way to escape, he looks back only to discover the best possible route blocked.
See this kind of thing every day. Hard to photograph at this angle though.
Sometimes you point your camera in a direction and just hope something will fall into the frame. You don't expect to feel like your about to get killed (in Tokyo anyway) in the process. This could have been one of these times :-)
This one is definitely making it into the exhibition. It's the odd shot like this that makes lugging that camera around every day worth while (or almost ;-)