Friday, 31 July 2009


This was tagged a long time ago with a nickname of mine.

the job

I heard that if a company employee performs badly, his so-called punishment is to trawl the streets with his company's advertising boards.
Here's and example in "action".


Not sure if these phones serve a purpose other than to provide a place for street artists to show off their stuff.

This pic was tagged a long time ago with a nickname of mine.

Monday, 27 July 2009


A quick right out of the south exit of Shinjuku station will bring you to a small part of Shinjuku that's like a maze.
Streets cross each other, hard to keep track of where you are and where you've been.
It's a great part of Tokyo, not only for some of the shops and restaurants, and Map Camera.

The beauty of this part of Shinjuku is the street art and old buildings.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Voting Shack

Whatever this little iron construction is, it seems a place for the ongoing election campaigners to put up posters of their candidates.

Monday, 6 July 2009

2 for the price of 1

Colour original and black and white conversion with yellow filter.
Processed in Pentax K10D.

Walking back from Nakano to Koenji, besides the train tracks.

Koenji and beyond

Dead end


Taken on platform 8 from Nakano station.
North side.

River 2 - Bike 1

River - Ogikubo.
Bike - Koenji.

Cables again...

Imagine these outside of your window.

About This Blog

Like the header states, the real beauty of Tokyo is the concrete mass and surrounding eyesores.
There's something about it...
Concrete monstrosities.
Flashing neon signs that splutter and crackle as you walk by.
Cockroach-infested backstreet noodle restaurants.
Graffiti and sticker art is also an interest of mine, but on the photography side of things.
It all gives Tokyo character.

My interest in these kind of pics was way before I found out about Koji Onaka.
His book Tokyo Candy Box is a source of inspiration for me.

Here's a link:

And some of his pics above.

Nothing has quite summed up Tokyo City like he did on his old Pentax.

Just in case you might have a passing interest, I am using:
Pentax K10D
Casio Exilim zx1000
Ricoh GX200

I shoot in JPEG.
Try to replicate what I see as best as I can without enhancing the images.

That's it.
Enjoy the pics.


Saturday, 4 July 2009

Vending Machine Group

In Tokyo, one of the things you can't help but notice is the amount of vending machines placed in the streets.
They're everywhere, from main roads, next to office buildings, outside peoples front doors, in small back alleyways, up mountain trails...everywhere.

You can buy soft drinks, cigarettes, beer, toys, snacks and sweets, porn mags and DVDs, and the rumoured schoolgirl panties, which I've never actually came across, for want of better words.
The fag and beer machines have recently been fitted with an ID card system which you touch onto the machines sensor before making your purchase.

Even more surprising is the the fact that none of these, at least I've never seen or heard of it, have been broken into.
Vandalised, yes. Broken into, no.