The other day Daisuke showed me a wonderful rooftop near Tamachi station… Tokyo Tower looks great from there! It is also a nice place to hang out with friends. It has nice benches and beautiful views of the city. I will be back for more photographs of the Tokyo’s symbol.
The original idea of the Tokyo Tower project was to do it in monochrome. I experimented a bit with colour but did not find it satisfactory, except for night views. I am still toying with the idea of making two versions: colour, and B/W/. However, my heart leans toward black and white. So, a couple more photographs, […]
One of the central ideas of the Tokyo Tower project is to create about 30 views of the tower without them being too repetitive. I continue to explore different options. This time, it is reflections. I am not very happy with the photos, to be frank. Mainly, because these images do not look good in black […]
Hamamtsucho JR station is a good place to go for canonic and unexpected views of Tokyo Tower. The famous landmark can be seen from the platform itself albeit small and no so spectacular. However, this view gives a good idea how Tokyo Tower fits urban landscape. One konbini beer later I was near the Daimon […]
Once you take pictures of a famous landmark from all the popular and highly advertised places, it becomes increasingly hard to come up with new views. I started to shoot Tokyo Tower over a year ago and even though I took a break for a while I already have all the “tourist” views. Now I am trying […]
A while ago I said I was going to do a project on Tokyo Tower. I am back to it. I am looking for interesting shots that have less of a “touristy” feel to them. However, it turns out to be quite a challenge. Below are couple of pictures with “hiding” Tokyo Tower. I will […]
Internet is omnipotent and all-knowing… At least, I thought so. Internet told me that I can take nice pictures of Tokyo Tower from the upper floors of the Ebisu Garden Place Tower. Well, Mr. Internet was right, but not quite right. You cannot see Tokyo Tower from the public access area. You have to be inside […]
Between 1826 and 1833 Hokusai Katsushika released a series of prints — “36 views of Mount Fuji”, — showing Mount Fuji from different points of view and various weather conditions. This series became extremely popular, especially “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, and inspired numerous artists including myself. I was thinking about “re-creating” the prints in photographs, […]