I couldn’t be more blessed to have been able to go to Japan and bring with me 2 of my favorite film cameras to document snippets of our trip. After all, Japan is home to the top camera brands in the world today, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that both electronics fanatics and film enthusiasts flock to Japan to hoard gadgets and of course films and analog cameras that are still made available to this day. To quote the Beatles, going to Japan also means bringing my cameras “back to where they once belonged“.
Unfortunately, I was short on films (and on budget), so I had to really work on choosing which images to capture and which ones to just savor in the moment. I brought 3 rolls of film and sadly couldn’t find time to go around Akihabara to look for the cheap films I saw online because I didn’t want to break away from the pack, but it was all good!
I only brought 2 cameras, my Canon Ftb and Olympus Pen EES 2 to which I’m really thankful for, otherwise, I would have been able to enjoy the trip only through the lenses (or should I say viewfinders) of my cameras. Plus, I would be lugging such tanks in my bag that would have added to the weight I almost couldn’t carry on my feet. So 2 was enough carry around, but I would definitely bring my Polaroid Land Camera on my next trip to Japan for sure.
For the first part of this Firumu wa shinde imasen (which translates to Film is not dead) series, I’m featuring some of my most liked photos on my instagram account, the Shibuya nightlife.
This was our final stop on our first day in Japan. We were so excited to finally experience what it was like to be in Shibuya Crossing, to immerse in the colorful Tokyo nightlife and to feast on their well-crafted and incredible cuisine.