Geographic Iconography of the Tokyo Urban Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are any number of ways to capture a landscape but most natural I’ve found is in portrait. The manner in which a portrait manages the wide breadth and noisiness of a scene and coaxes it into a quieter and more contained form. The aspirational quality given by a skyward facing frame testifies to the freedom people’s environments give. The way a portrait slices just a sliver of a scene, stealing an intentional space with it’s narrowed composition to give the impression of a fuller and unambiguous idea of what it is the image wants to tell you. From these portraits: the urban Tokyo landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-0091
Tokyo Composition #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-0437
Urban Color Study – Tokyo #1

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-0475
Temple Portrait

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-0525
Crosswalk Portrait #1

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-0763
Crosswalk Portrait #2

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-0866
Facade – Tokyo #1

 

 

 

 

Landscape Redundancies – Diptychs in Urban Japan

 

 

Japan-DiptychA-0352
Landscape Redundancy #1a
Japan-DiptychA-0379
Landscape Redundancy #1b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-DiptychB-0535
Landscape Redundancy #2a
Japan-DiptychB-0688.jpg
Landscape Redundancy #2b

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