tokyo camera style

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

Jul 14 2014
Ebisu
Ricoh GR21
Photographer: Dan Epthorp / tumblr

Ebisu

Ricoh GR21

Photographer: Dan Epthorp / tumblr

Jul 13 2014
While cleaning my apartment I found this Yomiuri Newspaper feature from Nov. 24, 2005- “26 year old American’s My Tokyo Story”.
This was from back when being a gaijin running around Tokyo with a Leica was newsworthy, I guess. I don’t really know of any others at that time. 
The statue behind me is the Kubikiri-jizo at Enmei-ji in Minami-Senju.

While cleaning my apartment I found this Yomiuri Newspaper feature from Nov. 24, 2005- “26 year old American’s My Tokyo Story”.

This was from back when being a gaijin running around Tokyo with a Leica was newsworthy, I guess. I don’t really know of any others at that time.

The statue behind me is the Kubikiri-jizo at Enmei-ji in Minami-Senju.

Jul 08 2014
tokyo-camera-style:

Harajuku back streets (Ura-Hara)
Zenza Bronica
Photographer: Bobby Russell

August, 2011

tokyo-camera-style:

Harajuku back streets (Ura-Hara)

Zenza Bronica

Photographer: Bobby Russell

August, 2011

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Japan Camera Museum promotional poster for upcoming workshops and seminar sessions entitled Hear from the Pros! Taking Pictures and Choosing Cameras. 

Japan Camera Museum promotional poster for upcoming workshops and seminar sessions entitled Hear from the Pros! Taking Pictures and Choosing Cameras. 

Jul 07 2014

Installation views of Naoki Honjo’s  “Small Planet” exhibited along the outer walls of a construction site in Ginza, Tokyo, summer 2014.

Naoki Honjo: website  / interview / photobook

Jul 06 2014
A scan of the June 2014 Tokyo Camera Style monthly feature in Nippon Camera
I met up with Akihide Tamura at the Nippon Camera building in Ningyocho- he and I and my editor stepped outside and into the narrow backstreets lined with small restaurants and bars in this traditional and underrated part of town. The left hand page features four of Shinya Arimoto’s students who spent a day helping out with some maintenance at Totem Pole Gallery. I posted a group shot of their gear on the Tokyo Camera Style Instagram account here. 

A scan of the June 2014 Tokyo Camera Style monthly feature in Nippon Camera

I met up with Akihide Tamura at the Nippon Camera building in Ningyocho- he and I and my editor stepped outside and into the narrow backstreets lined with small restaurants and bars in this traditional and underrated part of town. The left hand page features four of Shinya Arimoto’s students who spent a day helping out with some maintenance at Totem Pole Gallery. I posted a group shot of their gear on the Tokyo Camera Style Instagram account here

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Ningyocho
Leica M5 with 28mm f2.8 Elmarit lens
Photographer: Akihide Tamura  /wikipedia

Ningyocho

Leica M5 with 28mm f2.8 Elmarit lens

Photographer: Akihide Tamura  /wikipedia

Jul 04 2014
Shinjuku
Kenko KF-M1 with 50mm f1.4 AF Nikkor lens
The Kenko KF-M1 was a Map Camera exclusive- the closeout price for the last of their stock of these new camera bodies was 4,890 yen (about $50). 

Shinjuku

Kenko KF-M1 with 50mm f1.4 AF Nikkor lens

The Kenko KF-M1 was a Map Camera exclusive- the closeout price for the last of their stock of these new camera bodies was 4,890 yen (about $50). 

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Shinjuku
Hasselblad 500cm  with 80mm f2.8 Planar lens and 20C-2 Metz flash

Shinjuku

Hasselblad 500cm  with 80mm f2.8 Planar lens and 20C-2 Metz flash

Jul 03 2014
Shinjuku
Rolleiflex 2.8F

Shinjuku

Rolleiflex 2.8F

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Shinjuku
Lomography Diana Dreamer

Shinjuku

Lomography Diana Dreamer

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