Tokyo grainy days

I love Tokyo. It is such a huge city, which so many people and a big variety of things going on, and there are endless photos waiting to be taken. Apart from my Halloween and country-side adventures, I walked around different parts of the city taking photos of people and things using film. During this trip I shot several rolls of Kodak Tri-X, my favourite black and white film, and when I got the scans back I was blown away. This film has got SOUL. To celebrate its character and to show off the grain, I decided to level up on the size of my photos with this post.

I spent a Sunday around the Shiodome area, a modern skyscraper business district, doing some attempts at shooting architecture. Because it was Sunday, the area had a really eerie, post-apocalyptic feel to it, as I was almost alone with all the huge buildings surrounding me. Other than that I was mostly walking around Shinjuku, Yoyogi, Harajuku, and Shibuya, which are neighbouring areas and by now pretty familiar to me.

Oh and the Nakagin Capsule tower is a really cool building that has a 70’s sci-fi vibe to it (it’s the building that looks like a stack of washing machines). It’s currently under renovation but hopefully in the future, visitors will be allowed to go inside.

All photos are shot with 35mm cameras, the Nikon FE-2 and the Ricoh GR1s, using Tri-X film pushed 1 stop in development. A big thank you to the talented people at Canadian Film Lab who developed, scanned and dedusted my film. These scans are my favourite ever.

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