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The Biggest New ‘Festival’ in Tokyo: Shibuya Halloween

Shibuya Halloween

A weekend of mayhem and then some

What’s the biggest festival in Tokyo? Is is the three-day-long Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa? Maybe. Could it be the Kanda Matsuri or one of the many fireworks festivals during the summer? Perhaps. But after last weekend I am pressed to say it might actually be Halloween. Now of course Halloween is hardly a ‘festival’ and certainly not a Japanese tradition, but the turn out this year was enormous and it lasted over 4 days.

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On Photography: Candid vs. Interactive Street Photography

Candid vs. Interactive Street Photography

Regarding street photography, I’ve seen a lot of discussions on various forums explaining that we should talk to our subjects before taking their photo. This approach works well and can be very effective. But this method is not without its flaws, because it forces the subject to interact with the camera in a self-conscious way. Let’s break this down.

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