Structure, which is the theme of the third field test, is something many photographers feel tempted to shoot with a 21mm lens. Buildings extend straight towards the sky. Infrastructures thread their ways through the buildings. All of them are attractive subjects for a 21mm lens. However, photography is not just about shooting - it also opens doors to new knowledge. In the last field test to capture nostalgic Japan using the ultra-wide 21mm lens, I realized that the Japanese live in harmony with the land. Similarly, I was hoping to discover something new by shooting urban structure for this test. People love photography for different reasons and everyone interprets it differently. But, we all look, feel, think, and consider when composing. Now, I will show you what I found by facing structure.
Like blood vessels, neural net, and tendons, transportation infrastructures run freely in the city. The elevated bridges threading overhead are inorganic, but many people are attracted by their beautiful lines and structures. This is the Awaza Junction of the Hanshin Expressway in Osaka. Whenever I look at the bridge girders overlapping in every direction, I’m always amazed by the power of the human being. And, this is what I wanted to shoot first in the series of field tests.
Near Nippori Station of the Nippori-Toneri Liner. It looks like a future urban scene in the animation that I once watched in my childhood. The world in animation sometimes looks unusual. But when I shoot urban structures, it starts to look like a picture of the future drawn under a certain consensus.
kohoku Junction, Central Circular Route, The Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway
Near Chiba Station, The Chiba Monorail
Near Kohoku Junction, Kawaguchi Route, The Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway
Near Showajima, The Tokyo Monorail