As some of you might know, I lived in Tokyo for a little while. While I was there I did lots of streetphotography, capturing the many faces of Tokyo.
I set my camera to my preferred settings in black & white, and went out without knowing what kind of pictures I would end up with, almost accidentally taking pictures. I would just walk and shoot for hours until my batteries were dead. Some days certain situations presented themselves to me, and if I was lucky I could quickly capture them nicely without interfering. If not, I could wait until it happened again, since people are quite predictable.
I tried to stay as invisible as possible (which was quite difficult since I stand out in Tokyo) to capture people without them noticing, which they usually didn’t. If they did notice, they usually didn’t care and kept doing whatever they were doing. I would just lightly smile and nod my head.
After tons of iterations and testprints, “Tokyo Dreams” is now completed. Tokyo Dreams contains many sides of Tokyo, so get ready for drunk people, hard workers, fashion and even rats. Most of the pictures in the book are unedited and came straight out of the camera. Check out @rawfiles.jpg for my Tokyo Streetphotography account.
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