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Days in Nippon

Re-edit version of a series of photographs taken during a short trip to Japan in 2018 with my wife. Our first time to Tokyo and Kyoto. I only took a small digital camera with me with a manual standard lens. Absolutely loved Japan, the cities, the food, the people. During this short stay I got inspiration enough to go back for a longer period of time in the near future and explore the country more...

 

 
 

 

 
 
     
 
 
 


"Walking the endless streets of Shinjuku with only my Fuji with Voightlander lens feels like I've been here before somehow although it's the first time. Must have been the pictures from the books I own about Japanese photography since I got interested in the Provoke photographers like Takahira and Moriyama. I met Daido Moriyama in an small upstairs bar in Kabukicho area which was not planned. Just went up to have a beer while looking at pictures against the wall. So I opened the door and there he was, Mr. Moriyama in person..."

 
 
  "...We shook hands and I ordered a drink while looking for an empty bar chair. The tiny place is packed with photography books mostly from Japanese photographers and with only 8 bar guests it is full. A while later I left the bar after taken a shot of myself and one of the most famous photographers out there, back on the streets of Shinjuku with my fingers around the Voightlander…"
   
 
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