tokyo camera style

Oct 20 2014
Studio Voice March 1996 
Special issue: We Love Hiromix  heading for the purity of photo 1996

Studio Voice March 1996 

Special issue: We Love Hiromix  heading for the purity of photo 1996

(Source: valerian)

Oct 19 2014
Yoyogi-Hachiman
Contax G1 with Planar 45mm f2 lens and TLA200 flash
Photographer: Bjorn Houtman  flickr / tumblr

Yoyogi-Hachiman

Contax G1 with Planar 45mm f2 lens and TLA200 flash

Photographer: Bjorn Houtman  flickr / tumblr

Oct 18 2014
Akihabara
Yashica YF with Super-Yashinon 5cm f1.8 lens

Akihabara

Yashica YF with Super-Yashinon 5cm f1.8 lens

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Akihabara
Zorki-4K with Industar 61 53mm f2.8 lens and turret finder

Akihabara

Zorki-4K with Industar 61 53mm f2.8 lens and turret finder

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deepseathoughts:


for aubreylstallard


Anime film shooter.

deepseathoughts:

for aubreylstallard

Anime film shooter.

(Source: animeismywhore, via mja)

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The September issue of Nippon Camera is traditionally the Nude Special- so for the Tokyo Camera Style feature my editor contacted a photographer who specializes in such pictures, Tenmei Kannoh 加納典明. Neither his website nor a simple google image search of his name will be very safe for work but this image will give you an idea of the life he leads as a photographer.  Must be tough.  We met up at the Tokyo Sanuki Club near Azabujuban and he showed up in pale pink pants and a Fujifilm camera in each hand; an X-T1 and an instax mini 90. Both of which he shot almost more than I did of him- the guy is totally rad and way cooler to than you’d think a professional photographer of his status would be to a guy like me. He had a real confidence that I’ve felt from all the photographers I’ve met and shot for this serial- not a shred of pretension or anything off-putting in the least, just a real unwavering sureness that you don’t see in a lot of people.  The left page features the brothers who run Osawa Camera in Ebisu, Luis Tsukayama and his Leica M3, a regular of the Shinjuku-Yotsuya photo gallery walk, and Gallery M2 member Mitsuru Sato with his Hexar.

The September issue of Nippon Camera is traditionally the Nude Special- so for the Tokyo Camera Style feature my editor contacted a photographer who specializes in such pictures, Tenmei Kannoh 加納典明. Neither his website nor a simple google image search of his name will be very safe for work but this image will give you an idea of the life he leads as a photographer.  Must be tough.  
We met up at the
Tokyo Sanuki Club near Azabujuban and he showed up in pale pink pants and a Fujifilm camera in each hand; an X-T1 and an instax mini 90. Both of which he shot almost more than I did of him- the guy is totally rad and way cooler to than you’d think a professional photographer of his status would be to a guy like me. He had a real confidence that I’ve felt from all the photographers I’ve met and shot for this serial- not a shred of pretension or anything off-putting in the least, just a real unwavering sureness that you don’t see in a lot of people.  

The left page features the brothers who run Osawa Camera in Ebisu, 
Luis Tsukayama and his Leica M3, a regular of the Shinjuku-Yotsuya photo gallery walk, and Gallery M2 member Mitsuru Sato with his Hexar.

Oct 14 2014
japancameramag:

W. Eugene Smith
photographed by Jun Miki
source: April 1954 issue of Nippon Camera

Real style.

japancameramag:

W. Eugene Smith

photographed by Jun Miki

source: April 1954 issue of Nippon Camera

Real style.

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Rikugien Garden

Minolta SRT with 50mm f1.4 lens

Rikugien Garden

Minolta SRT with 50mm f1.4 lens

Oct 07 2014
Minowa
Contax T3 
Photographer: Dan Epthorp / tumblr

Minowa

Contax T3 

Photographer: Dan Epthorp / tumblr

Oct 06 2014
Minowa
Leica M3 with goggled 35mm f2.8 Summaron lens and Japanese made reproduction OZTNO release adapter

Photographer: Colin Barey flickr / tumblr / blog

Minowa

Leica M3 with goggled 35mm f2.8 Summaron lens and Japanese made reproduction OZTNO release adapter

Photographer: Colin Barey flickr / tumblr / blog

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Minowa
Konica Big Mini BM-300 HG 
Photographer: Biankah Bailey / flickr

Minowa

Konica Big Mini BM-300 HG 

Photographer: Biankah Bailey / flickr

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Minowa
Canon AE-1 with FD 50mm f1.4 lens
Photographer: Biankah Bailey / flickr

Minowa

Canon AE-1 with FD 50mm f1.4 lens

Photographer: Biankah Bailey / flickr

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tokyo-camera-style:

Announcing part 2 of my Tokyo Photo Travel Guide series:  

Shinjuku Camera Shop Walk

Each month I receive emails from people asking for suggestions of photo related places to check out when they visit Tokyo— so I’ve been compiling my own personal recommendations into casual guides that I hope will help anyone who might be interested.  As far as camera shops go, you really don’t need to go anywhere other than West Shinjuku- especially if you are limited by time or family who may not want to spend all day traversing the capitol looking for obscure little shops when there is so much more to see in the city. This particular tour can be done in an hour, or as long as your wallet holds out.  It also includes my favorite sushi shop and a bit of movie trivia. 

Previously in the series:

Part 1: Jimbocho Photo Bookshop Walk

A re-blog of my Tokyo Camera Shop guide since I’ve been getting a few emails lately asking where to buy cameras in Japan- all you need can be found in West Shinjuku.  If your browser can translate it, be sure to check out j-camera.net (an online searchable database of used camera shops all over Japan) to check prices before you buy.  Have fun!

Oct 05 2014
Minami-Senju
Left: Leica MP with 28mm f2.8 Elmarit Aspherical lens
Right: Leica M4 with 35mm f1.4 Summilux lens
Photographer: Dave Hendley
It’s always a pleasure to be able to spend time with Dave when he’s in Tokyo. Dave runs three tumblrs: CSM Camera Style,  rm409,  and one of his own and always excellent personal work: davehendley.tumblr.com

Minami-Senju

Left: Leica MP with 28mm f2.8 Elmarit Aspherical lens

Right: Leica M4 with 35mm f1.4 Summilux lens

Photographer: Dave Hendley

It’s always a pleasure to be able to spend time with Dave when he’s in Tokyo. Dave runs three tumblrs: CSM Camera Style,  rm409,  and one of his own and always excellent personal work: davehendley.tumblr.com

Oct 04 2014
Scene at a restaurant in Kitasenju after a five-hour east Tokyo photo walk today- A few Leicas- -  M3, M2, M4, M6, and three MP’s- plus a Contax T3, two Konica Big Minis, and a Canon AE-1 Program.  
And to think that there were only five of us- myself, Dan, Colin, Biankah, and Dave. 

Scene at a restaurant in Kitasenju after a five-hour east Tokyo photo walk today- 
A few Leicas- -  M3, M2, M4, M6, and three MP’s- plus a Contax T3, two Konica Big Minis, and a Canon AE-1 Program.  

And to think that there were only five of us- myself, Dan, Colin, Biankah, and Dave

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