It’s been a while since I share any street photography. Or to be more accurate, a shot of attempted street photography. As much as I enjoy seeing great street images, I can’t honestly say that I’m any good at it myself. As you can tell at this point I’m a landscape guy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t try my hand at some street shots every now and then. And I find it fairly easy to do so whenever I’m in Tokyo, Japan. Easy to try that is. Not that it’s easy to get a decent shot. There’s just so much foot traffic throughout the city that there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of interesting street inspired imagery to be taken.
While commuting from one place to another through the Tokyo Metro stations I decided to hang around Jimbōchō Station for a few minutes to wait for a friend. The fella sitting down seemed fairly interesting to me. He contrasted with the seats and walls and was all on his own. Initially I wanted to get a clean shot of him on his own. But then I decided to try and get a bit of motion from other folks as they passed by. I ended up with this shot of another person walking by at full speed. Both of these guys were also preoccupied with their mobile devices. So in that regard I enjoyed how they contrasted with each other not to mention their surroundings.
A Metaphor For This Blog?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction of this photoblog. When I started this blog it was a place where I could share random photos and thoughts. As I improved my photography it became a place where I tried to showcase my best work with random thoughts sprinkled in. And I’m finding now that I’ve gone back to posting random gibberish. Not necessarily worrying about putting up my “best” work. But rather I’ve been posting whatever I personally find interesting. Not that I didn’t do that before. But I suppose now I don’t have as much of a filter on for myself.
So it got me thinking about what to do with my humble little photoblog. It’s my first online home so there’s no question that it will continue forward. I just enjoy it. Despite not really promoting it I just enjoy writing and posting here. The real question is will I change it’s appearance, or will I keep it the same. So this image serves as a bit of a metaphor for me personally. Keep it still or move it forward. The obvious answer is to move forward of course. But as to how I want to go about that is still unknown to me. Simply because I really haven’t thought deeply into how to evolve this blog. Anyways, regardless of what happens here I hope all 3 of you out there stay tuned.