Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Japanese - Part 1 (26/06/2012)

In this next series entitled "The Japanese", I'll be posting street photography from my recent trip to Japan. Shot on my latest toy, the Olympus OM-D E-M5, accompanied with the 14mm & 25mm primes and 12-50mm kit lenses.

My aim was to capture the diversity of the Japanese, a nation of people with a proud history, yet open to change and at the forefront of technology. When studying the people visually, often I found a huge contrast of culture and style between the old and young. This was also evident in the urban and rural landscapes. An ancient Shintoist shrine or Buddhist temple may look as it did many centuries ago, if it wasn't for the numerous vending machines scattered across the courtyard.

Most places in Japan have changed drastically in a very short period of time and this modernisation has resulted in a feast for the eyes, with many interesting scenes and and individual characters.

I hope you enjoy this window into Japan and it's people: "The Japanese":

Kyoto

Osaka

Osaka

Nara

Osaka