Tokyo Times summer slow down

From today, I shall be leaving these incredibly hot and humid shores for the much cooler climes of not so sunny Manchester. A month long trip that will result in Tokyo Times seeing a similar slow down. So, instead of the usual 4 or 5 posts a week, there’ll be a far more summery 2 — on Mondays and Thursdays — until I return towards the end of August.

A relatively long period of time which may result in me missing a few things, but one of them certainly won’t be this sensation.

Tokyo park in the summer

A very furtive Japanese photographer

For me, street photography is all about shooting people as they really are, not how they are in front of a camera. So, in a bid to achieve this, I try to be as discreet as possible — an approach that sometimes works, and sometimes doesn’t.

This man, on the other hand, seems intent on not only cutting out the chances of being caught, but also of actually being out on the street itself.

Tokyo street photographer