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.

Imperial Fish 1990

Imperial Fish  1990

Imperial Palace, Tokyo 1990 Tri-X Pan scanned on Epson; not too impressed with the quality of the scans of 35mm film, looking forward to scanning them using a camera…more on that later

Will I ever return there ?

Will I ever return there ?

Tokyo 1990 35mm slide film ( cropped ) , Pentax SuperA

Tokyo a Rainy Evening

Tokyo a Rainy Evening

Tokyo 1990 Kodak Slide Film

I’ve always loved this photo that has a feeling of being taken on a movie set. Very slow slide film, barely got away with this hand held shot. pleased I’d brought some colour film on this very personal trip.

Sun , the branch and the concrete.

Sun , the branch and the concrete.

Tokyo 1990 Tri-X Pan  Tokyo Japan 1990

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