tokyo camera style

Jul 24 2014

Tokyo Camera Couples

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Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Yashica T-Proof
Photographer: John Roche  / tumblr: Analog Instants

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Yashica T-Proof

Photographer: John Roche  / tumblr: Analog Instants

Jul 23 2014
Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Canon AE-1 Program with new FD 35mm f2 lens and Metz 20 BC 6 flash
Photographer: Colin Barey / portfolio site / flickr

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Canon AE-1 Program with new FD 35mm f2 lens and Metz 20 BC 6 flash

Photographer: Colin Barey / portfolio siteflickr

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Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Konica 35 WB construction site camera
Photographer: Biankah Bailey / flickr

Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Konica 35 WB construction site camera

Photographer: Biankah Bailey / flickr

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Shinjuku
Leica M4-P / 35mm f2 Summicron Aspherical
Leica MP / 35mm f2 Summicron Aspherical

Shinjuku

Leica M4-P / 35mm f2 Summicron Aspherical

Leica MP / 35mm f2 Summicron Aspherical

Jul 22 2014
Shinjuku
Leica M4-P with 35mm f2 Aspherical lens

Shinjuku

Leica M4-P with 35mm f2 Aspherical lens

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Shinjuku
Leica M3 with 50mm f2 collapisable Summicron lens
Photographer: Luis Tsukayama / flickr

Shinjuku

Leica M3 with 50mm f2 collapisable Summicron lens

Photographer: Luis Tsukayama / flickr

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Shinjuku
Leica M3 / 50mm f2 Summicron Collapsible 
Leica MP / 35mm f2 Summicron Aspherical

Shinjuku

Leica M3 / 50mm f2 Summicron Collapsible 

Leica MP / 35mm f2 Summicron Aspherical

Jul 21 2014

A video (0:49) of the Araki Nobuyoshi train- a rolling and functional exhibition of Araki’s photography that was part of the Setouchi Triennale, an art event in which twelve islands in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea hold every three years. 

video via Asahi Newspaper

Perhaps you’d prefer the special Nobuyoshi Araki room at the Dogo Onsen in Ehime? It’s part of the Dogo Onsen Art Festival 2014.  

More pictures and info here.

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3rd District Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Canon EOS 7 with 28mm f2.8 lens
Photographer: Shinji Abe, at his exhibition 2011, 2012

3rd District Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

Canon EOS 7 with 28mm f2.8 lens

Photographer: Shinji Abe, at his exhibition 2011, 2012

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Seen:  Shinji Abe’s  2011, 2012 

Where: 3rd District Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo (map)

When: July 15 - 23, 2014 (open 13:00-20:00)

Shinji Abe has the Shinjuku street scene on lock. 3rd District, an an artist-run photo gallery just a few feet from  Shinjuku station’s C5 exit, is the realest of what’s out there in terms of constant and consistent black and white photography made in the streets in Tokyo.  The members of this gallery hold frequent exhibitions of their photography- images reflecting their continual experience reacting to life with their cameras and film.

Street snaps such as these are vibrant in the Tokyo but outside of the chain of galleries in Shinjuku remain, like everywhere else in the world, firmly outside of the recognition and acceptance of the Contemporary Photography and Art scene. (I’ve written about this on my other blog in 2012) I suspect that this doesn’t matter to the dedicated photographers investing time and money and sweat into making and showing their work in places like 3rd District.  

The 3rd District site has a list of Abe’s previous exhibitions- most include galleries of his work to enjoy.

Jul 20 2014
Contax G2 and Leica MP size comparison at a cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
via: Tokyo Camera Style on Instagram

Contax G2 and Leica MP size comparison at a cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

via: Tokyo Camera Style on Instagram

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johanna:

Another cover design approved! Textured/embossed paperback cover printed in two special inks, plus a matt laminated half jacket.
The book is due out in 2015 and will bring a smile to the lips - plus an intense yearning to trawl eBay and second-hand camera shops - perfect for analogue camera lovers and geeks! Hundreds of vintage, customised and rare camera makes, models and lenses all captured and meticulously identified. A careful selection of street fashion photographs taken on the fly, with the camera as the star, taken by the man who did it first and the man who does it best - the sartorialist of the camera world John Sypal.

It’s with extreme pleasure that I am finally able to announce that the Tokyo Camera Style photobook is set to be released by renowned publisher Thames & Hudson in 2015.  
It all started back in the fall of 2013 with an email out of the blue from a design director at T&H (the owner of the tumblr this image is reblogged from) telling how much she enjoyed the site and asking if I had ever thought about making a Tokyo Camera Style book.  To be honest, it wasn’t actually something I had given serious consideration, but with the backing of Thames & Hudson and a desire to see just how photobooks are made from the inside it was a project that I was excited to agree to.
The book designer, Andersen M Studio, did a fantastic job on the layout and cover design- it’s really well done and I’m not just saying that because I created the content. The three hundred pages of images have a smart and enjoyable flow.  I think you’ll like it, too.
It’s been an incredible experience so far- it’s been a chance to deal with these pictures in a new way, a chance to see them curated and laid out by someone else, and my favorite part- this has been a chance to make some new connections and friends.  It’s all very exciting and I plan on keeping you up to date over the next few months before it hits the shelves.  The actual release date has yet to be announced but I will certainly let you know once I am able.
Finally, I want to thank all 10,000+ of you who follow Tokyo Camera Style on Tumblr and everyone else who visits the site by whatever other means- it’s thanks to your interest and enjoyment of this site over the past six years that has helped make it all possible.  
Thank you!
- John 

johanna:

Another cover design approved!

Textured/embossed paperback cover printed in two special inks, plus a matt laminated half jacket.

The book is due out in 2015 and will bring a smile to the lips - plus an intense yearning to trawl eBay and second-hand camera shops - perfect for analogue camera lovers and geeks!

Hundreds of vintage, customised and rare camera makes, models and lenses all captured and meticulously identified.

A careful selection of street fashion photographs taken on the fly, with the camera as the star, taken by the man who did it first and the man who does it best - the sartorialist of the camera world John Sypal.

It’s with extreme pleasure that I am finally able to announce that the Tokyo Camera Style photobook is set to be released by renowned publisher Thames & Hudson in 2015.  

It all started back in the fall of 2013 with an email out of the blue from a design director at T&H (the owner of the tumblr this image is reblogged from) telling how much she enjoyed the site and asking if I had ever thought about making a Tokyo Camera Style book.  To be honest, it wasn’t actually something I had given serious consideration, but with the backing of Thames & Hudson and a desire to see just how photobooks are made from the inside it was a project that I was excited to agree to.

The book designer, Andersen M Studio, did a fantastic job on the layout and cover design- it’s really well done and I’m not just saying that because I created the content. The three hundred pages of images have a smart and enjoyable flow.  I think you’ll like it, too.

It’s been an incredible experience so far- it’s been a chance to deal with these pictures in a new way, a chance to see them curated and laid out by someone else, and my favorite part- this has been a chance to make some new connections and friends.  It’s all very exciting and I plan on keeping you up to date over the next few months before it hits the shelves.  The actual release date has yet to be announced but I will certainly let you know once I am able.

Finally, I want to thank all 10,000+ of you who follow Tokyo Camera Style on Tumblr and everyone else who visits the site by whatever other means- it’s thanks to your interest and enjoyment of this site over the past six years that has helped make it all possible.  

Thank you!

- John 

Jul 15 2014

Selected promotional postcards for photo exhibitions in Tokyo, mid July 2014. 

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Seen: Make It Death / め・き・で 

Who: Dan Epthorp / tumblr

Where: Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

When: July 15 - 20 / 12:00 - 7pm

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