Photoessay: Ginza

This article is the first in a new series of photoessays – a short series of 5-10 images, a small amount of words, and a return to putting the focus on the pictures rather than just the how-tos and equipment masturbations. After all, the final image is what it’s all about.

Ginza, Tokyo is known for two things: being a temple to the height of luxury consumerism, and having the most expensive real estate on earth. Here’s an amuse-bouche for the upcoming Tokyo workshop with Leica. MT

Series shot at various times with the Nikon D3 and D200

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  1. Absolutely amazing, awesome, silent and perfect. I love this. Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. You’ve come a long way since when these photos were taken. The composition and PP seems very rough, compared to the silky smooth skillz you have now.

    • Thanks. These were shot in mid 2007 or early 2009; if I haven’t improved since then I think I’d be unfit to run the workshop! Also, there’s a reason for this (and more to come) work from the archives: I’m starting work on a series of articles about influences, understanding your vision, reprocessing (and why I never do it) and the like in the near future. But first, it needs some groundwork.

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