Six and a half years ago I took this photo of an old lady peering out from under the half opened shutters of her long-closed Tokyo shop. It’s now a firm favourite of mine, and it was one of those wonderful moments when I happened to be in just the right place, at just the right time.
Then, just the other day, a similar scene presented itself. A cart was involved on this occasion, and no eye contact, but there are lovely colours, a sign and a certain level of symmetry.
For something a bit different, I recently did a video with Eyexplore who I work with. It’s 26 minutes long featuring a relaxing walk around one of my favourite neighbourhoods, with conversations covering photographic approaches, and to some extent, technique. Plus towards the end, there’s the background story to the shot I linked to above, so if you are interested, the video is here.