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One Friday Night in Tokyo

One Friday Night in Tokyo

Readers of ShootTokyo often drop me emails when they are coming to Tokyo to see if I want to meet up and go shooting.  I don't get to do this nearly as often as I want do as my personal and professional life can be pretty demanding.   I really wish I could accommodate all of the requests but sometimes my life is just far too busy. One of my regular readers Len was in town and happened to catch me at the right time.  He was also very flexible with his schedule which I really appreciated so one Friday night after work I got to get out and shoot a little bit him with.

They were kind enough to meet me in Marunochi and we explored the area for a while...

Today's Configuration:  Leica M9-P with a Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum

We walked around the outside of Tokyo International Forum...

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum

Whisky and Water...that is a Super Night!

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum

Ginza

Ginza

Ginza

Ginza

Ginza

Ginza

Competitive advantage...

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

Synchronized scratching...

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

I probably wasn't the best company was this was the night I was waiting for my new job offer to come in.  I was pretty distracted and constantly checking my phone.   I'm surprised I got any photos at all...

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

 I visited my printer earlier this week to review some test prints to ensure the color and saturation was what I was hoping for.  The initial paper I choose didn't give me exactly what I wanted.  I realize I have a lot of black in my photos and the images didn't have the blackness I wanted.  I ended upgrading to a different paper and the images look amazing.  The paper is really thick and is going to make an awesome book.  It was so good to see them printed to this quality. 

ShootTokyo Book

ShootTokyo Book

ShootTokyo Book

ShootTokyo Book

 We looked at lots of different materials for the cover as well and finally agreed on the black material and inks we will use to cover the book.

ShootTokyo Book

ShootTokyo Book

There was a famous photographer named Koji Onaka there as well.  He joined the conversation and gave some advice on my book.  I listened to him as he has created 20 books himself!

ShootTokyo Book

ShootTokyo Book

We spent a bit of time talking about the effects of age on ink. 

ShootTokyo Book

ShootTokyo Book

Onaka-san recommends signing with pencil to avoid the fading that comes with ink overtime.  If anyone has experience with this please drop me a mail. 

ShootTokyo Book

ShootTokyo Book

The books are now for pre-order in my ShootTokyo Shop.    Thanks for stopping by today...

Nice to be back home

Nice to be back home

Finally I get some Sushi

Finally I get some Sushi

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