The night life of plants – Essen, Germany

Evenings in Shibuya – Tokyo, November 2014 and March 2015

A final batch from Tokyo – a group of shots taken in Shibuya:

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The setting (cinematic I)

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cinematic II

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Umbrellas I

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Umbrellas II

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Umbrellas III

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Umbrellas IV

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Laughter I

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Laughter II

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Laughter III

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And a smile

… and that’s it. See you next time!

Sleepless in Tokyo – at the Tsukiji fish market; March 2015

The second post from Tokyo. The Tsukiji fish market, and the tuna auction that takes place there every dawn are a must-see, so says everybody. So, having woken up one night at 4:30, and realizing that falling asleep again won’t work (despite trying really hard), I decided to follow the recommendations. A quick taxi ride, and there I was at 5:15, together with a trickle of foreigners, making our way into the depths of the fish market, and trying to find the tuna auction. Find it we did, only to be politely shown out by the security guards. “But the auction”, we protested, “we came to see the auction! Here it is! We can see legs! We can see huge slabs of tuna! Can’t we go inside?” But as it happened, we were woefully late; only two groups of 60 people are admitted daily, and as it’s on a first-come first-serve basis, we should have come around 4a.m. to secure a spot. Well, something to look forward to the next time!

As it was, I took a few shots around the market; for somebody like me who sometimes goes to sleep around that time, seeing the fish market at those hours – a fully functioning world unto itself – was utterly fascinating. The shots below are not representative of the market at all; simply small scenes and characters from that place.

Tsukiji

Tsukiji

Tsukiji

Tsukiji

Tsukiji
(even the sleepless sometimes sleep)

Tsukiji

To be continued…

Solitude in Tokyo – Nov 2014 and March 2015

Hello everybody! This is the first of three posts with photos from two recent trips to Tokyo. Looking through the shots, I felt a few of them were linked by the idea of solitude – not loneliness in the ‘sad to be alone’ sense, but rather a separation, perceived or implied, of an individual from their surroundings. I usually feel a certain strength of character emanating from the people in those photos, and always the presence of an inner world – though how much of it is in my imagination I cannot say.

Here they are:

Tokyo Solitude

Tokyo Solitude

Tokyo Solitude

Tokyo Solitude

Tokyo Solitude

Tokyo Solitude

Tokyo Solitude

To be continued…

New York – November 2013

Hello and happy New Year! The first post of 2015 goes quite a while back – a batch of photos from New York, taken in November 2013. Mostly black-and-white, with a few splashes of colour.

Tree shape
Tree shape

Man and triangle
Man and triangle 

Canopy lace
Canopy lace

iFeet
iFeet

Red
Red

Inside or out
Inside or out?

Times Square
Times Square group

After Shakespeare
Stephen Fry – after (a brilliant) Shakespeare 

The explorer
The explorer

24 W 57
24 W 57

That’s it! See you next time :-)

Three views of a green iguana – Austria, July 2012

Tokyo, March 2014 – mostly street

Hello! A short batch of photos from a visit to Japan this spring. First one was taken from the air, approaching the airport:

From the air

Then from a walk near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, three ladies at a crossing:

Three ladies at a crossing

And another road-related photo (dual personalities, a.k.a. schizophrenic buses):

Tokyo – dual personality v.4

Man under a tree – a totally trite subject, but I liked the gentle colour palette and soft light, contrasting with the leafless tree:

Tokyo – man under tree

Just after that, liquid reflections on a building:

Tokyo – liquid reflections

And finally, two street scenes:

Tokyo – worried
Worried

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Untitled

That’s it for now, see you next time!

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