Towards the end of last year, I took a photograph from the same spot as the one in this post. It can be seen here should you wish to make a comparison. A photo that I probably prefer due to the subject’s expression.
The visible smartphone, however, makes it very contemporary, whereas the shot below has a far more timeless feel. An element that in modern, rapidly changing Tokyo, is increasingly hard to achieve.
This is stunning work. It deserves to be printed and framed. Thanks for sharing.
You are welcome, and thank you very much!
I like both and this guy is way cooler! 🙂
Yes, have to agree with you on that!
You get such sharpness. The wear and tear on his jacket especially stands out.
Should you ever open a shop you’ll have to have that as one of your pull down portrait backdrops 🙂
As for the the linked photograph, let’s imagine it’s a nice silver cigarillo case 🙂
Such great light. Really does help.
Haha, that would be nice. He did made for a very interesting subject.
The cigarillo case sounds absolutely perfect!
Rohan Gillett says
Love how the lines of the buildings on either side lead to his head!
Cheers. Yeah, very pleased with the way it came out!
And the poets studied rule of thirds,
but me, I’m a feeler gauge guy.
I’m guessing that this wasn’t a ‘grab’ shot unless you used Bert’s mode.
I fall somewhere in-between!
It was and it wasn’t. I was standing there waiting for someone of interest to walk up, but then trying to work out which way they were going to go, and get myself in the right position, meant it had to be a grab shot in the end.
J Van H says
Arresting. Love this shot! That’s all I shall say. The picture speaks so well for itself.
Thank you very much. That’s really good to hear!