Tokyo in Monochrome – Part 1 – by John Paul Menez
Maybe it’s the weather mixed from the winds breaking against Mt Fuji. Maybe it’s the mist rising off of Tokyo Bay in the mornings. Or maybe it’s the elegant wardrobes of the sleek Edokko who all could pass for ballerinas and boxers, but as many photographers have said – the light in Tokyo falls on the streets and paints the Japanese with a unique brush. COVID canceled a planned trip to Japan for the Olympics in 2020, but now a window of only a week from the reopening of the country to the start of a new job offered itself in October. I’ve traveled all over the World, but never as a solo tourist in such a culturally foreign setting. Thankfully, Tokyo is the safest place on Earth with the most gracious people. If there was anywhere to be lost as a photographer, Tokyo is it.