As the train passes Tokyo 1990

Waiting for the train to pass

Tokyo , Spring 1990. Tri-X pan 35mm film.

It might not be obvious why this photo matters to me, and a screen shot of it might not allow you to see why it matters to me beyond the personal memento of a stroll in Tokyo. But the light,the reduced palette of greys, the slight blur of the train moving past,the dynamic framing, the bicycle resting against the wall, the plainness of the neighbourhood, that greasy city dust that clings to walls, the absence of a soul in sight all form one of those little urban landscapes that move me and bring me a deep sense of feeling perfectly at home and cosy in the moment.

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