Winter in Tokyo can obviously be quite cold, and as this year proved, a considerable amount of snow is also possible. But, such unusually inclement weather aside, the days are generally nice and bright – the sun and blue skies making the cold much more bearable. In fact not just bearable, but an absolute boon when it comes to photography.
Apple’s strict adherence to form and design has, in some cases, compromised the final product – practical concerns such as power, cooling etc. suffering at the expense of those all-important looks and sleek lines.
An obsession with appearance over almost anything that, to be fair, the company also shares with at least some of its customers.
Walking round Tokyo, and especially when riding the city’s trains, it’s common to be met with a myriad of blank, impassive faces. An experience that the regular use of surgical masks only adds to.
This man, however, is different. Quite wonderfully different.
After a long day, and at the end of another long week, this Tsukiji fish market worker’s sit down and cigarette were clearly well deserved.