Photographs from a small group of islands
Feb 05 2016 14 Comments
2/5/2016 at 3:23 pm
Not sure how judgemental it is, but that’s a very cool piece of art. I really like it. 🙂
2/5/2016 at 7:51 pm
Likewise. Hope it lasts — at least a little while.
2/5/2016 at 9:22 pm
From Kimono and katana to handcuffs and headphones that’s a remarkable piece of urban art, contrasting the large colourful tags in style, detail and message.
One query, what is written in the speech bubble?
There’s a real dynamic created by your choice of angle and timing. The woman on the wall is moving along with the women on the walk, and even glancing across at them. I would have just taken a head on shot of the wall when there was no-one in shot, and it would heave been a much plainer and less interesting piece of work than yours.
2/5/2016 at 10:12 pm
An interesting piece, isn’t it? There’s the Hello Kitty reference peeking out too.
The speech bubble says ‘Tsuchi noko’. There’s a band by that name, but not sure if they are connected.
Thanks. I waited a little while. A few people passed by but ducked out of shot. They thought I was taking a picture of the wall and thought they were getting in the way. But eventually these two walked past. Not really what I was after, but at least something passable.
2/6/2016 at 6:05 am
It appears to be the (French) artist’s name/logo, you can see some of his other work here.
Great piece, I may use it on my lock screen. Love the composition you’ve added too.
2/6/2016 at 9:33 am
Thank you. Very nice to be able to see more of his work.
And cheers. Wanted to do more than just photograph it as it was.
2/6/2016 at 7:21 pm
Thanks for the link Steko.
Looks like he has, or is intending to, publish a book of his work with the front cover being a version of this picture.
2/5/2016 at 9:44 pm
I’m very curious to know where it is…
2/5/2016 at 10:13 pm
It’s in Shibuya. Near to the crossing.
2/8/2016 at 6:50 am
Thanks for letting me know… 🙂
Colorless Photo says
2/6/2016 at 1:50 pm
When I saw the photo and what you wrote about it, Akira came to my mind. It has similar allegories about Japan’s industrial wild running. Then, I have visited the twitter account that Steko wrote, I was right, both of them are beautiful. And you captured it at right angle while two Japanese girls walking away, Where do you go, Japan?
2/6/2016 at 6:45 pm
There’s certainly a lot that can be read into it, that’s for sure.
As for where Japan is going, that’s a very big question. In many different areas too…
2/17/2016 at 7:43 pm
I saw an article in Tokyo TimeOut today that mentioned a service that hooked tourists up with professional photographers who would follow/guide them to good photo opportunites and provide them with a personal photobook afterwards.
The review included photographs taken during the review and one was alongside this very wall.
2/18/2016 at 6:49 pm
Funnily enough I saw exactly the same article, and was interested to see the artwork included. Hope it lasts, but I fear it wont be there for long. Or at least not in it’s current state…
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