Photographs from a small group of islands
Jun 06 2014 16 Comments
6/6/2014 at 2:27 pm
Perhaps he just ate at Lotteria…
6/6/2014 at 4:55 pm
Quite possibly. The hell of a dodgy stomach after dodgy food…
6/7/2014 at 10:03 am
Beautiful colors in this picture.
6/7/2014 at 11:24 am
Ginza isn’t really my kind of place, but on a bright and sunny day, the light is lovely.
6/8/2014 at 11:16 am
I don’t know exactly why, but as soon as I saw this I thought: how 21st century angst!
The composition, framing, and setting reminds me of late 19th and early-mid 20th century art focusing on individual vs society anxiety. The cleanliness of the environment, the architecture, it’s almost surreal; the others in the picture oblivious of the subject’s suffering – whatever it is. In comparison to everything else, the brightness, the wealth of the city, even the subject’s immaculate attire – his pain is out of context, unexpected, a disconnect.
Sorry, got carried away there. Too much critical theory in school LOL
Are you using any HDR filtering here? Doesn’t matter, just curious. Great picture.
6/8/2014 at 1:54 pm
No need to apologies. None at all. It was a very interesting read. Great to hear how other people see photographs.
I personally found the people behind him somewhat sinister. Almost like they are following or taunting him. But yeah, his pained expression does seem strangely out of place.
Cheers! Nah, no HDR. But I did lighten the shadows and brighten it up. That seemed to increase the slight oddness.
6/8/2014 at 12:46 pm
I just noticed that the guy to the back and right of the man in the business suit looks like he is directing you to take a photo of the man in the business suit. Funny. It makes the shot even better.
6/8/2014 at 1:56 pm
He does, doesn’t he? It’d be nice to say I anticipated that and pressed the shutter at just the right time, but I’d be lying. One of those lucky little extras that you don’t notice til later.
6/8/2014 at 12:47 pm
Of course, that’s what you could have meant all along and I’m just slow.
Nah, not at all.
6/8/2014 at 5:11 pm
This picture also highlights a couple other things you will see in Tokyo. The man with his arm extended may be giving directions. It’s not unusual to see a whole group of people doing that at the same time while they try to find a place or figure out where they are going. That arm is often close to my face as they extend it without looking as I’m walking by. Also note how they block most of the sidewalk from people going in the other direction. There is no order of everyone walking on one side, such as the left.
6/8/2014 at 9:12 pm
Yeah, I know what you mean. Only the other day I nearly got poked in the eye. There’s generally a complete lack of awareness of others or anything around. Cyclists are worryingly just the same. I often think it’s a miracle that the streets aren’t littered with bodies…
6/9/2014 at 6:58 am
Wow, just looking at your work. Its really is amazing, I like how you keep capturing a certain essence in almost of all of your pictures.
6/9/2014 at 8:44 am
Thank you very much. That’s incredibly kind of you.
6/12/2014 at 4:50 am
I’m surprised you didn’t recognize the Japanese Kanye and his posse (which always follow at a respectful distance). And oh, look! Isn’t that Japanese Kanye’s fabulous wife, Japanese Kim Kardashian over there on the right, looking bootylicious as always?
6/12/2014 at 3:17 pm
That’s funny. Brought a smile to my face. Hopefully it’d do the same with the old fella too.
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