6x6 V.S The city….Tokyo that is. Boredom and an overall apathy that comes with bringing the year to an(other) end. December blues if you like brought me and fellow photographer Paul ( Paul Del Rosario) to push out a 5 roll day of 120 film on the streets of Tokyo. I wasn't expect much to be honest and saw this as a great chance to force myself to head out with the Hasselblad and get some perspective on stuff. Been a long time since I have felt the urge to shoot the streets of Tokyo with a square format mindset. After 15 years in the city I feel I have covered all and every corner and angle of this place, of course this is not the truth, pretty far from it. But never the less, ones vision tends to stick to what one see and I see the same shit everyday. Though, in the viewfinder things happen, as new ideas and life views are being polished and refined so does ones eye seek out new and in this case pretty interesting "scenes" and moods.
I am not the same photographer philosophically I was a couple of years ago, my view has steered away from what i though was the way then and Im now seeking out other (not better, just other) ways to bring happiness and satisfaction from photography. I believe I did found my "style" and my "mood" a long time ago, just that I have polished this to a mere bare root by now and the more "less" I go I get "more". I also now have as non-pro the added plus and luxury to do what I want the way I want it, when I want. So…anyways, 5 rolls of 120 medium format film gives you 60 frames. This is Part 1 / 6 of these 60 frames. Not all turned out to satisfaction, I double scanned some, missed to scan some (still don't have my own medium format film scanner…). Fuck it, it's what it is and maybe one day I learn to care more, be less careless. All shot on my Hasselblad with the 80mm, all on heavily outdated film. Scanner pretty dusty which gave me a somewhat involuntary gritty look that I liked. Stay tuned for Part 2-6.
I call this first part - Betrayed By Light