Category: Photoart

Colours of Tokyo

Already three years have past, that I made my first photo exhibition called “Colours of Tokyo” at the headquarter of BMW AG in Munich. For this photo exhibition I have selected 32 of my best photos I shoot in Tokyo in 2009 and 2010. The title of the exhibition was inspired by the intensive colours of the cityscape of Tokyo changing with the seasons. Most photos have been edited to make the colours more vibrant. However, I did not do any local editing at all.
My most favorite photo I took from the Mandarin Oriental in Nihonbashi at night. In this long exposore photo three colours are dominating: Red from the backlights of cars, Blue from the advertisements and green from the neon lights of the offices. All colours in this photo I found like it is shown, no local changes of colours. The only thing I did is to make the whole photo more intensive and saturated colours.

Please visit the complete Gallery of “Colours of Tokyo” here. If you like to buy a print please contact me or have a look on my PDF pricelist. To ensure highest quality I do all the prints by myself on an A2 printer.

If you like to go and take the same photo, I must tell you that it is too late. Please see the photo below, which I took in May 2015 from the same place. Tokyo is changing so fast, so if you take a photo it might be the last chance, because they built a new skyscraper…


View towards Highway from Mandarin Oriental in Nihonbashi.

View towards Highway from Mandarin Oriental in Nihonbashi.

Pale Pink, Light Blue & Ice Green

In October I visited an exhibition in Berlin showing Japanese photography of the Meiji Period. Around 200 beautiful photos of Tokyo and other areas in Japan were shown and they inspired me to make my own gallery of photos which are similar in style. The old highly detailed, hand-colored photographs are dominated by the three colors pale pink, light blue and ice green. Some famous foreign photographers of that time were Felice Beato, Baron Raymond von Stillfried-Rathenicz, Adolfo Farsai and John Wilson.  They took photos auf geishas, samurai, sumo wrestlers and kabuki actors, but also temples in Tokyo or Nikko. These albumen prints have been sold to tourists visiting Japan and helped much to spread the the stereotypes of the land of the rising sun in the west.

Please visit my Gallery Pale Pink, Light Blue & Ice Green, I am looking very forward to comments and feedback.

Every fan of Japan visiting to Berlin should not miss the exhibition at the Museum of Photography, which will take place until 10 January 2016.