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the painters 画人達 (shinjuku gyoen)

Posted by
timothy sullivan (Tokyo, Japan) on 13 October 2009 in People & Portrait.

It seems that elderly Japanese are among the most active: each weekend, I see groups of grey- and white-haired men and women out and about, doing various things around town. Often, men turn to photography as a means of honing a skill and doing something with friends; in Shinjuku Gyoen and other scenic areas in and around Tokyo, one can also see many groups of amateur painters engrossed in lesson. (For me, it's interesting to stand in the background and have a look at what catches their eyes--and how they express it. And then meditate for a bit on how and why I did the same when I take their photos.)

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/5.6 ISO 2000 28 mm

NIKON D300
1/100 second
F/5.6
ISO 2000
28 mm

b-w
モノクロ
painters
shinjuku
新宿
gyoen