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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 9 – Exploring Lines

Other artists can be a great source of inspiration to try something new. I don’t often take a lot of skyline or architectural images, but after visiting the Frank Gehry exhibition in Tokyo I couldn’t wait to have a crack at it. I have a couple of mates who do it rather well… Jes is […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 8

Great photographers, and artists in general, often explore self portraits as a path to creative growth. For me, it helps my understanding of the relationship between what camera and subject – how changing what one is doing affects the other. It is also interesting to look at yourself, and maybe discover something new. And most importantly, […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 7

Be ready for your “decisive moment”. Make sure your camera is ready to take the shot with only an instant’s notice. I was sitting down at the Miraikan Museum, resting for a moment after having been completely through all the exhibits. The shapes in the foyer were pretty cool, and I was thinking through how best […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 6

If you are starting street photography, museums are an easy place to develop some confidence. Everyone has a camera out, and taking shots of everything. Nobody minds too much if you point a camera in their direction as they assume that it is pointing at an exhibit. There is also a steady supply of subject […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip Image 4

Mirroring is a powerful way to bring a feeling of symmetry to an image. The combination of the two umbrellas, each on a different plane of the image, and the leading lines of the pedestrian crossing make for a balanced composition. It rained a lot whilst in Japan, and people love the clear see-through umbrellas. […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 3

Breaking the fourth wall – making eye contact with the subject – is not something that makes it into my images very often. In this case, I was walking along quite briskly (as I always recommend!) and saw this little girl for a second. I don’t often shoot kids either, but she just looked so […]

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2015 Tokyo and Hong Kong Trip – Image 2

Taken at the Frank Ghery Exhibition at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo using a 35mm lens and 35mm film. This part of the gallery was particularly dark, showing projections on the walls. The couple stood right in the  perfect spot for the camera. A triangular shaft of light hitting the female subject and contrasting her […]

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2015 Trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong – Image 1

Thought you might like to see the complete shortlist from my recent trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong. Please note that I am not looking for critique – it kinda sucks the fun out of sharing for me personally, but understand it works for many other people. I am already a pretty tough self-critic… Over […]

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