Some interesting pics of Tokyo’s rush hour over at the Independent by Michael Wolf
The shots were all taken on the Odaku Line, obviously a lot closer to the centre of Tokyo than the image above which is very relaxing by comparrison. At least the workman leaning on the pole at Shin Matsuda Station when I took this image yesterday looked relaxed.
I love the condensation on the windows in Michael’s images though it gives these portraits a really lovely painterly quality, especially the sideways facing salaryman in the first image. Think the series as a whole (or at least the selection here) gets a little repetative though and would like to have seen some more of the crush, perhaps using different angles and maybe images from inside the carriages showing a little more of the uncomfortable itimacy of the rush hour like these images of the Tokyo Rush hour by Tony McNicol.
All for now. Very busy