02 Nov Pic(k) of the week 44: TOKYO STREETHUNT with the Fujifilm X-E3

Source: Bjorn Moerman

Last week I spend 4 days in the worlds most populous city on the planet; Tokyo Japan a megapolis with close to 38 million people which is always popular with Street Photographers. 
I’m intrigued by how efficiently public transport in the city is run. To put things into perspective, Tokyo Metro which has close to 200 km of metro lines and moves almost 7 million people every day; and that for only one of the public transport options! 
Over the years, I’ve been following the work of German photographer Michael Wolf quite closely. In his “Tokyo Compression” series he has been documenting commuters being smashed against the steamy Tokyo metro windows. Click here to check out the project. 

When I saw a train pull-up with “steamy windows” on the first day I was there, I was automatically drawn to Michael’s images. As the train was not completely full, the faces were not directly pushed against the windows but it still made for an interesting image. To me it also reminds me of the late Saul Leiters work; one of my favorite Masters of Color Street Photography!
Although other trains were pretty full as well, this was the only train where the condensation phenomenon was observed; not sure what exactly triggered it on this specific train. 

Image details:

Fujifilm X-E3 with the XF23mm f2 lensISO 6400, 1/110s, f6.4RAW development in Lightroom CC Classic using the Classic Chrome Film Simulation Camera profileOver the years, New York has been my favorite city for Street Photography but I think Tokyo might have just taken its first place! A gallery of my Street Photography images shot

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