Photographs from a small group of islands
Jan 16 2015 10 Comments
1/16/2015 at 11:34 am
Fun dynamic! I do love how the faces on the right are aligned and the narrow path between the two lines.
1/16/2015 at 1:10 pm
Likewise. Very pleased how they all line up. But it’s the woman seemingly peeking round and staring at the camera that really makes it for me.
1/17/2015 at 9:41 am
Are you talking about the woman with the sunglasses? I feel somehow some kind of pressure with three people looking at you or the camera. We really have the feeling of street photographers being “weirdo” (although it’s notâ€¦ but difficult to explain to people).
1/17/2015 at 11:57 am
Yes, she’s the one.
I know what you mean. Didn’t use to like it to be honest, but now I much prefer it if someone is looking at me/the camera. Gives an image something extra — a certain intimacy of sorts perhaps.
J Michael says
1/16/2015 at 2:51 pm
I like the shopping street pics you post; do you have a favorite that you usually haunt?
1/16/2015 at 4:25 pm
Yes, without a doubt Ueno’s Ameyokocho. On a sunny day in particular it’s hard to beat. Interesting place with equally interesting people.
Hans ter Horst says
1/16/2015 at 7:11 pm
Great photo, Asakusa, right? Always a great location for street photography!
1/16/2015 at 9:26 pm
Spot on. Yeah, it is a good location, especially around the JRA and bar areas. Some real characters about.
1/20/2015 at 7:09 am
Visited Asakusa once with my wife and really liked it. However, haven’t been back since we’ve had kids since it’s a bit farther away from the house and a little too crowded for the little ones. We’re more likely to visit Shimokitazawa which also has a good vibe but less congested.
1/20/2015 at 4:09 pm
I can appreciate that. Horribly busy at times. Better to wait til the little one has grown up a bit.