Tokyo Street Fashion
Naturally, when I meet people visiting Tokyo for the first time, I ask them what they photographed and also what they wish they had taken more photos of. The answer is always the same, no matter whom I talk to, everyone tells me that they regret not taking more pictures of the crowds, of the people. And I agree. I have lived here for a long time but can still spend an entire day at any street corner just watching people pass by. Of course, the most bang for your buck is to be had on the hip street corners of Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya. The other night I was meeting up with a friend in Harajuku and decided to try a little bit of street photography, just getting as many decent photos of random people as possible in the half hour I had to wait. Here’s some of the photos I took, while it’s not crowd photography exactly, imagine that you are standing on a busy street a warm summer evening and all these people pass by, one or two persons every second. I took these with my Nikon D3s and 135mm lens, which on a full frame camera still forces you to be pretty close to the subject. I wish I had more courage to ask them to actually pose for me!
Still, the less said about the fashion we have been seeing this summer the better. I tried to include as little as possible of what have been in the stores recently but still it was hard. I love the Dr Spock look-alike! The last picture is from a few days later, in Yurakucho, a much richer and more business minded area next to the Ginza. Enjoy!
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