Photoessay: The people of Tokyo

Another one of the continuing series from my last Tokyo trip – this time focusing on is inhabitants. Enjoy! MT

This set was shot with an Olympus OM-D and the ZD 45/1.8. As usual, click on any image to go to its Flickr landing page; EXIF data is intact on the right hand side link.

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Plenty to spare, Ginza

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Geisha in training, Asukusa

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Maid for hire, Akihabara

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Only in Tokyo would this be considered normal. Shibuya

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Putting up a wager, Asakusa

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Untitled. Senso-Ji temple grounds, Asakusa

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Coffee break, Shibuya

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A considered proposition. Somewhere along the Yamanote line

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Reading the fine print, Akihabara

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What happens after closing time. Asakusa

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Elegant shopping. Ginza

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Public opinion, Shibuya

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A Japanese cliche, Shibuya

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Even the chauffeur gets lost sometimes. Ginza

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Comments

  1. Beautiful shots from my favourite city!

    I was wondering in the “Coffee Break” shot, is that natural with the front lit face or has that been lightened in post?

  2. Cool pictures, Ming.
    The 4th one is great !

  3. Only in Tokyo would this be considered normal.

    I take it you’ve never been to Portland, Oregon…

  4. Lovely Ming; I lived in Nippon for four years; this brought back memories. Thanks you!

    • Steve Jones says:

      Very nicely observed Ming. How you get everything so sharp, well framed and of consistent exposure, not to mention quality ( even with different cameras ) blows me away! These few pictures capture some of the ‘essence’ of Tokyo for sure. I just walked around there today and saw similar things but I wasn’t smart enough to be carrying my camera! After seeing these images, I sure will next time.

    • Thanks Kit!

  5. A great set. I love shooting on the streets of Tokyo…

  6. Beautiful shots!

  7. vinh truong says:

    Beautiful set. I’m addicted to reading your blog and looking at your photos. Wish I had time to learn more. Thank you

  8. ISHRATH RAJAB says:

    As usual Ming …outstanding. You can make any camera sing.Give an artist a toothbrush and he will paint a great picture :)

    • Thanks Ishrath! Can’t say I’ve tried photographing with a toothbrush, but I get the idea. By the way, if you ever get bored of your H1 I’ll take it off your hands gladly :)

  9. Nice set of pictures Ming! Btw, I’m wondering if your B&W pictures have a blue cast being viewed on my macbook pro retina display, does it mean my monitor is not properly calibrated? I started using spyder 4 to calibrate my monitor after reading your article about the colour space, but it seems that I can’t get satisfying results no matter how I calibrate the screen.

    • Thanks Antony. The B&W images all have zero color information, so any cast you’re seeing is due to your monitor. Try using the Apple Calibration Utility…

  10. There is an amazing light in these pictures of amazing people.

  11. Jorge Balarin says:

    Super.

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