Shibuya series - ichi

This week I’m doing a set of images all taken at the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

I’ve seen this crossing many times on television, and for me it was the location that called out to me when I knew that I was going to be spending the night in Tokyo.

I guess it’s a lot like Times Square or Piccadilly Circus, but there’s something different about this place compared to the others.

When I got there I spent a lot of time sat at a window seat upstairs in the Starbucks watching over the mass of people below, some time actually crossing from one side to the other, and also a lot of time just snapping away at people.

The images shown this week are all taken with the 70-200 f/2.8 and pick out various individuals from this location. As people crossed or stood around I can’t say for sure what it was that brought them to my attention, but it was usually the case that something stood out for me, in this instance it was probably the hat.

I don’t have a story to go with any of these images, but I guess the beauty is that you can make up that story yourself.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s