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In the summer of 2009 I was given a P-Sharan DIY pinhole camera. Pinhole led to plastic which led to glass.
Some say you should only choose one shot from any given roll, this blog follows that philosophy.
Updated (approximately) once a week.
On flickr, too:
www.flickr.com/lemonhats


Light & shadow in Hikarigaoka, August 2014
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic (SP), S-M-C Takumar 2.8/105
Fujicolor C200
Also seen here.

Light & shadow in Hikarigaoka, August 2014

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic (SP), S-M-C Takumar 2.8/105

Fujicolor C200

Also seen here.

— 4 days ago with 4 notes
#Asahi Pentax SP  #Spotmatic  #S-M-C Takumar 2.8/105  #Fujicolor C200  #analogue  #film community  #shoot film  #original photographer  #photographers on tumblr  #lens flare  #shadow  #golden hour 
"Photographs don’t discriminate between the living and the dead. In the fragments of time and shards of light that compose them, everyone is equal. Now you see us; now you don’t. It doesn’t matter whether you look through a camera lens and press the shutter. It doesn’t even matter whether you open your eyes or close them. The pictures are always there. And so are the people in them."

Robert Goddard

Lensblr Quote of the Day

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Interesting idea from Robert Goddard.

— 4 days ago with 253 notes
Light & shadow at Nezu Shrine, August 2014
Canonet QL-17 GIII
Adox Silvermax 100 (I must say, I will definitely be using this film again)
Also seen here.

Light & shadow at Nezu Shrine, August 2014

Canonet QL-17 GIII

Adox Silvermax 100 (I must say, I will definitely be using this film again)

Also seen here.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
#Canonet QL-17 GIII  #rangefinder  #Adox Silvermax 100  #b/w negative film  #monochrome Tokyo  #Nezu Shrine  #analogue photography  #photographers on tumblr  #original photographer 

Light & shadow somewhere in Nerima, August 2014
Asahi Pentax SP, SMC Takumar 1.8/55
Agfa Vista Plus 400
Also seen here.

Light & shadow somewhere in Nerima, August 2014

Asahi Pentax SP, SMC Takumar 1.8/55

Agfa Vista Plus 400

Also seen here.

— 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
#Asahi Pentax SP  #SMC Takumar 1.8/55  #Agfa Vista Plus 400  #light  #shadow  #color negative film  #original photograph  #photographers on tumblr  #summer 

Claustrophobia, July 2014
Coronet Rex (box)
Lomography Earl Grey 100 (expired)
Also seen here.

Claustrophobia, July 2014

Coronet Rex (box)

Lomography Earl Grey 100 (expired)

Also seen here.

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#Coronet REX  #box camera  #junk camera  #b/w  #Japan  #photographers on tumblr  #original photograph  #lomography early grey 100  #expired film 

Road cone - Hikarigaoka
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash
Kodak Portra 160
Also seen here.

Road cone - Hikarigaoka

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash

Kodak Portra 160

Also seen here.

— 1 month ago with 12 notes
#Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash  #kodak portra 160  #classic box camera  #analogue photography  #photographers on tumblr  #6x6 
tokyo-camera-style:

johanna:

Another cover design approved! Textured/embossed paperback cover printed in two special inks, plus a matt laminated half jacket.
The book is due out in 2015 and will bring a smile to the lips - plus an intense yearning to trawl eBay and second-hand camera shops - perfect for analogue camera lovers and geeks! Hundreds of vintage, customised and rare camera makes, models and lenses all captured and meticulously identified. A careful selection of street fashion photographs taken on the fly, with the camera as the star, taken by the man who did it first and the man who does it best - the sartorialist of the camera world John Sypal.

It’s with extreme pleasure that I am finally able to announce that the Tokyo Camera Style photobook is set to be released by renowned publisher Thames & Hudson in 2015.  
It all started back in the fall of 2013 with an email out of the blue from a design director at T&H (the owner of the tumblr this image is reblogged from) telling how much she enjoyed the site and asking if I had ever thought about making a Tokyo Camera Style book.  To be honest, it wasn’t actually something I had given serious consideration, but with the backing of Thames & Hudson and a desire to see just how photobooks are made from the inside it was a project that I was excited to agree to.
The book designer, Andersen M Studio, did a fantastic job on the layout and cover design- it’s really well done and I’m not just saying that because I created the content. The three hundred pages of images have a smart and enjoyable flow.  I think you’ll like it, too.
It’s been an incredible experience so far- it’s been a chance to deal with these pictures in a new way, a chance to see them curated and laid out by someone else, and my favorite part- this has been a chance to make some new connections and friends.  It’s all very exciting and I plan on keeping you up to date over the next few months before it hits the shelves.  The actual release date has yet to be announced but I will certainly let you know once I am able.
Finally, I want to thank all 10,000+ of you who follow Tokyo Camera Style on Tumblr and everyone else who visits the site by whatever other means- it’s thanks to your interest and enjoyment of this site over the past six years that has helped make it all possible.  
Thank you!
- John 


Very cool news for Tokyo Camera Style!  To be honest, without John’s inspiration (and that of Bellamy at JCH)  I would never have picked up a rangefinder for the first time, having been pretty much a toy camera shooter.  So, congratulations John, fantastic and exciting news!

tokyo-camera-style:

johanna:

Another cover design approved!

Textured/embossed paperback cover printed in two special inks, plus a matt laminated half jacket.

The book is due out in 2015 and will bring a smile to the lips - plus an intense yearning to trawl eBay and second-hand camera shops - perfect for analogue camera lovers and geeks!

Hundreds of vintage, customised and rare camera makes, models and lenses all captured and meticulously identified.

A careful selection of street fashion photographs taken on the fly, with the camera as the star, taken by the man who did it first and the man who does it best - the sartorialist of the camera world John Sypal.

It’s with extreme pleasure that I am finally able to announce that the Tokyo Camera Style photobook is set to be released by renowned publisher Thames & Hudson in 2015.  

It all started back in the fall of 2013 with an email out of the blue from a design director at T&H (the owner of the tumblr this image is reblogged from) telling how much she enjoyed the site and asking if I had ever thought about making a Tokyo Camera Style book.  To be honest, it wasn’t actually something I had given serious consideration, but with the backing of Thames & Hudson and a desire to see just how photobooks are made from the inside it was a project that I was excited to agree to.

The book designer, Andersen M Studio, did a fantastic job on the layout and cover design- it’s really well done and I’m not just saying that because I created the content. The three hundred pages of images have a smart and enjoyable flow.  I think you’ll like it, too.

It’s been an incredible experience so far- it’s been a chance to deal with these pictures in a new way, a chance to see them curated and laid out by someone else, and my favorite part- this has been a chance to make some new connections and friends.  It’s all very exciting and I plan on keeping you up to date over the next few months before it hits the shelves.  The actual release date has yet to be announced but I will certainly let you know once I am able.

Finally, I want to thank all 10,000+ of you who follow Tokyo Camera Style on Tumblr and everyone else who visits the site by whatever other means- it’s thanks to your interest and enjoyment of this site over the past six years that has helped make it all possible.  

Thank you!

- John 

Very cool news for Tokyo Camera Style!  To be honest, without John’s inspiration (and that of Bellamy at JCH)  I would never have picked up a rangefinder for the first time, having been pretty much a toy camera shooter.  So, congratulations John, fantastic and exciting news!

— 2 months ago with 176 notes
After the rain, Hikarigaoka Park
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic, S-M-C Takumar 2.8/105

Fujifilm Superia Premium 400
Also seen here.

After the rain, Hikarigaoka Park

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic, S-M-C Takumar 2.8/105

Fujifilm Superia Premium 400

Also seen here.

— 2 months ago with 7 notes
#Asahi Pentax SP  #Spotmatic  #S-M-C Takumar 2.8/105  #Fujicolor  #Fujifilm Superia Premium 400  #candid  #green  #Hikarigaoka  #Nerima  #Tokyo  #original photograph  #photographers on tumblr