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Tokyo Street (vol 2)

I went out to shoot some more street photography. Turns out to be really fun to do. Most scenes were shot in Tokyos ‘hip’ area Shibuya-ku (渋谷区), Yoyogi (代々木) and Harajuku (原宿). I tried to keep the tonal/coloring close to my first shots in vol 1, as this is what Tokyo feels like for me when wandering through the streets: A bit cold and anonymous, with lots of unique characters inside going their own ways.

First steps in street photography.

Tokyo is a great place for street photography. An infinite pool of styles, ranging from complete conformity to eccentric, colorful individual looks. So I tried to take my first shots, which turned out to be hard, especially with weak light and rain all around. We wandered through several streets and good spots where people would walk by and you might catch a good shot. The results is … a selection of umbrellas I suppose. First steps, lots to learn. :-)

About to rain in Tokyo

Tokyo hat gegen Abend in der Regenzeit immer eine sehr besondere Stimmung finde ich. Es ist dieses “kurz bevor es gleich richtig anfängt zu regnen”, die Luft fühlt sich anders an, ein erdiger Geruch verbreitet sich. Das Bild oben ist ein Panorama der Innenstadt / Shinjuku, die weiteren Bilder unten stammen aus dem Regierungsviertel in Kasumigaseki / Chiyoda. Zu sehen u.a.: Nationaltheater (braun), Oberster Gerichtshof (Beton + mit den Statuen), Justizministerium (rote Backsteine), Parlament (helle Säulen, Pyramidendach).