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Tokyo 東京 (Japan 日本) - The porcelain girl

View #11: A young woman emerges from under her umbrella - Tokyo 東京 (Japan 日本)



Tokyo is a city of 20 million souls, yet capturing one among the multitude is a daunting challenge. Not that the faces lack interest - there is much beauty, intensity and expression that deserve to be immortalized in Japan's capital. But I have found it hard to overcome the shyness many Tokyoites in front of the camera. While the rest of Asia beams and smiles, Japan lowers its head and rushes away.


That makes such encounters all the more precious. She was waiting for the bus, slightly leaning against the fence. And rather than turning away, she gave me a couple seconds of herself.



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Taken on August 1, 2010