Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Adorama Photo Walk

Adorama sponsored a photo walk in Shibuya yesterday and it was a lot of fun. About 45 photographers showed up, maybe 90% local Japanese and then a few global shooters. It rained off and on, but we got a few shots and a chance to meet new people.

 Tokyo | 2016

Tokyo | 2016

The above shot is a reflection of the hard partying that happens in Shibuya until dawn. The street was full of people staggering home, still drinking and stumbling towards the morning train. This guy was barely dressed and still awake, but not the only one in this shape.

I am not interested in making images of homeless people unless there is a bigger story to be told. This guy was not homeless, just too much party! Maybe a harsh image for my next project but it captured 7am in Shibuya pretty well.

Pro tip: For most photographers, shooting and editing is an individual life. Getting together in community is fun and doesn't happen too often. I was the oldest guy there and it was a kick seeing the younger "hipsters" doing their thing. Rock on whatever works for you!