I snapped this photo on a rainy afternoon in Omotesando, Tokyo this summer. I remember it was the first time I’d been there and I was wandering around in the downpour looking for an art gallery I was to write a piece about. I stopped at a small coffee shop to warm up and got out my camera.
The people passing by with umbrellas made for great scenes. This was my favorite photo from the day. I think it has a really strong narrative and it’s one of those split-second shots that happens to work. I love that it’s a shot which can never be replicated and I was lucky enough to see it and press the shutter in time.
I decided to make a small investment into a Nikon film camera that would be inexpensive and still work with my current lenses. After doing some research, I ended up finding a Nikon N80 on Ebay for $35! When my family visited a few weeks ago, my mom brought me a roll of Kodak Porta 400 to shoot. Film photography is a blast! The colors are incredible and the dynamic range is way better than anything I could get with a digital camera that costs 100x as much as my N80. I am definitely hooked, and currently working on a roll of T-Max 400. More photos to come!
Saturday night I decided to have another go at street photography, and headed up the hill to Roppongi. On weekends the sidewalks are filled with a sea of international club seekers and promoters all too willing to oblige them. The scene is absolutely chaotic, and makes for endless interesting photo opportunities.
Huomasin monia suomalaisia katsomaan blogiani. Kiitos tuesta!
This guy stopped me to promote his club. I was surprised he let me take his picture! (and didn’t stick around for him to change his mind)
Very common scene: absorbed in the cell phone.
Yours truly at the Grand Hyatt Roppongi. (I have a habit of sneaking up to the top floor of expensive hotels to take pictures)
Roppongi is one of the few places in Tokyo I see graffiti. Adds character?
Thanks for stopping by!
Kiitos, että pysäyttäminen on!