May 06 2019 9 CommentsModern and traditional Tokyo in two frames A traditional setting for what seems like the now equally traditional selfie.
Total amateur! Where’s his selfie stick? 😉
Yes. A beginner perhaps. Or said stick was in his backpack?
There’s something satisfying about this image, aside from the guy facing away to the edge of the frame.
Maybe that his position fits with the posts and the curve of the roof!
Thanks, that’s good to hear. Not the kind of scene I would usually shoot, but likewise, there was something about it I liked. Looking at it afterwards, his mimicking of sorts of the roof shape definitely stood out. Plus him being all alone.
Awkward life moment No. 738: Posing for a selfie with your invisible friend.
I know eh? I don’t usually photograph people doing such things, but I do find it oddly fascinating watching people take selfies. The poses, and particularly the practice that has gone into those poses is something else.
Another fine example of old and new.
Zooming in to his phone screen I’m pretty sure he is taking care to ensure you are in the photo with him. Nothing to do with the traditional structure behind him.
What is that structure for? When I saw it a couple of years back I thought it was an extravagant car port 🙂 Coincidentally the photo I took has an almost identical guy standing beside it (blue jeans, light blue un-tucked shirt, glasses, close cropped hair, same style backpack)
Thanks. Yeah, me and a good many other people. To be fair, the main shrine entrance is in that direction, but still…
Haha, considering a Japanese colleague once told me, “My bother-in-law is a priest, so of course he drives a BMW”, a car port might not be far off the truth! In all honesty though, I don’t know what it is for. Never seen it in use. A stage of some kind would be one guess, but when needed they tend to use temporary ones there, so no idea to be honest.
How great would it be if it was the same man?
I was also wondering if he was a photographer photographer :O)