I really got tired of the enormous crowds around Tokyo this last visit. Making our way through Ikebukuro station was a nightmare as no “paths” or “lanes” formed with people going in the same direction as you would expect; instead it was a Brownian motion of people all bouncing off of each other, complete chaos, and it probably means that it is one of the worst constructed stations from the point of view of crowd control.
At the same time, I was a bit jealous of the tourists walking around Shibuya and Shinjuku all happy and excited, it was new to me once too, now it felt old and dirty.
Shot on KODAK TRI-X film at EI 800, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds.
- Aperture: ƒ/1.7
- Camera: PENTAX MZ-S
- Focal length: 50mm
- ISO: 800
- Shutter speed: 1/1500s