I shot this in a working class neighborhood in Tokyo, back in 2014. It’s an open air market along a covered street, that forms a local mall, of sorts. Like many places in the world, it’s the average working class neighborhoods that have the character. The fancy, ultra modern places get all the press, and there are certainly places like that in Tokyo. But it’s educational and visually interesting to go to places off the typical tourist path.
I shot this with the Pentax Q7, using a tweaked, in-camera JPEG that creates these contrasty black and whites. Part of the Deep Blacks collection.
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