At the beginning of this shoot I was doubting about putting glasses on or not. Maybe it was a little challange to set the flash in a postion where the shadows of the spectacle frame look good, but I like
the amount of details with the beard, shadows and glasses in Erik’s face.
Certainly I’ve chosen one of my good friends to start my first photo series. At the beginning I had to try out a few different flashsetups, what took some time (thank you for being so patient, mate).
We ended up with this shot, because of my intention: don’t use the same composition along the whole series to bring some alternation in it. I think light setup, colors and the black hoodie itself do already connect the single portraits among each other.
I’ve taken this one on a day trip to Katsura River. When you look at the gaps between the tracks and the exterior walls, you can imagine how tight a train runs through the district here.
In post I’ve tried something new. The intention was to produce a picture like a screenshot of a game (you know the open world shooter Stalker ?). The fact that this scene looks so derelicted has brought me the idea.
Pulling the rulers in Lightroom to the maximum, brings up a nice artificial look. In combination with a green blue toning (green should dominate) you can generate a nice “game engine”.
During my stay in Tokyo I’ve spent a lot of time in this park. Many Tokyo residents do it the same way though they don’t have that much leisure time. When you go there by yourself it’s really common to join a group and get in conversation. The second day I went there somebody was even distributing free beer..
I’m not sure, but this guy seems to be an all known face in Shinjuku.
Maybe you’ll meet him the day you go visit Yoyogi.